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Is Your Glasses Prescription Expired?

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Mar 06, 2024

Is Your Glasses Prescription Expired?

How Long Do Glasses Prescriptions Last and What to Do When Yours Expires

Is that blurriness a sign that you're overdue for a new eye exam?  If you wear glasses, it's important to understand how long your prescription is valid and what happens when it reaches its expiration date. Let's clear up the confusion around those pesky prescription expiration dates.

Why Do Glasses Prescriptions Expire?

It's not a trick by your optometrist! Your eyes change over time, often subtly. These small shifts can make your current glasses less effective, potentially causing eye strain and headaches. 

Here's the deal:

Age-related changes

Our eyes change throughout our lives, affecting our vision.

Eye conditions

Medical conditions such as cataracts or glaucoma can impact your vision more rapidly.


Eye strain from factors like increased screen time can worsen eyesight.

Eye exams help your doctor monitor these changes and update your prescription.

How Long Are Prescriptions Valid?

Here's the general rule of thumb:

Adults: Most glasses prescriptions for adults expire after 1 year. 

Children and Teens: Due to more rapid eye changes during growth, prescriptions for those under 18 often need updating more frequently.

What Happens When My Prescription Expires?

Here's what you should (and shouldn't) do:

  • Prioritize an eye exam

Schedule a comprehensive eye exam to get an updated prescription and check for underlying eye health problems.

  • Resist using expired glasses

Even if they seem "okay," wearing glasses with the wrong prescription can strain your eyes further. In this blog, we discussed 5 signs that you need to get a new prescription.

  • Update your specs

Treat yourself to new, stylish frames! Consider Vicci Eyewear for a combination of fashion-forward looks and top-quality lenses designed for your new prescription.

Protecting Your Vision

Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining good vision. Don't just rely on the expiration date; if you notice changes in how you see, book an appointment with your eye doctor sooner.

And remember, finding the perfect pair of glasses is just as much about looks as it is about accurate vision correction. Explore the stylish and durable collections from Vicci Eyewear today!

Is there a woman who doesn’t like to look good at all times?

Is there a woman who doesn’t like to look good at all times?

Age can’t and shouldn’t stop you from feeling confident every day.

The whole idea behind Vicci™ Eyewear is providing you with beautiful and quality eyewear that you’d be proud to wear at all times.

Vicci™ Eyewear offers a wide selection of eyewear so you can easily choose the perfect pair of glasses that complements your features and easily matches your makeup to complete your look.

A Mama's Boy's Love for His Mother

Vicci™ Eyewear was inspired by a son’s love for his mother and his passion for fashion.

David Abramovici, the Founder of Vicci™ Eyewear, came from a family of artisans dedicated to craftsmanship since the 1920s.

David recalls that when his mother was around 65 years old, she would always ask him to stop by the local pharmacy to pick up some generic readers.

He would spend at least 20 minutes every time he went there, just standing in front of a rack full of tacky, ugly readers. It was difficult for him to choose a "nice" design that he thought would look good on his mother.

His mother enjoyed attending events and spending money on her dresses and accessories. Unfortunately, the readers are often underwhelming, and she was embarrassed to ever be seen wearing them. Like most women, she'd usually hide it in her lovely purse and would always look around before using them to read the menu or bill.

David wondered why there weren’t more choices for high-quality and fashionable custom readers for older women like his mother. Something she’d actually love to wear and be proud to be seen wearing.

And that’s when it hit him!



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