Maintaining Optimal Eye Health: Signs You May Need New Glasses

Published on
April 29, 2023

Good eyesight is essential for our daily lives, whether it's for driving, reading, or simply enjoying the scenery around us. If you wear glasses, ensuring your prescription is up-to-date is crucial, as failing to do so can lead to headaches, eyestrain, and other vision-related problems. In this blog post, we'll discuss the signs indicating you may need new glasses to maintain optimal eye health and function.

Blurred Vision

Experiencing blurry vision is a sign that you may need new glasses. Blurred vision can occur when your prescription is outdated or incorrect, leading to headaches, eye fatigue, and difficulty seeing clearly. If you're experiencing blurred vision, it's essential to make an appointment with our eye doctor to have your prescription checked.

Eye Strain

Eye strain is a common indicator that you may need new glasses. If you spend a lot of time staring at computer screens, reading, or doing other close-up work, your eyes can become fatigued, resulting in discomfort, such as headaches or eye pain. If you're experiencing eye strain, take regular breaks and have your eyes checked to see if you need a new prescription.


Squinting to see things clearly may signal that you need new glasses. While squinting can temporarily improve your vision, it can also cause eye strain and fatigue, harming your eyesight in the long term. If you find yourself squinting often, schedule an appointment with our eye doctor to have your prescription checked.


Headaches are a common sign that you may need new glasses. If you're experiencing headaches concentrated around your forehead or temples, it could indicate that your glasses are no longer providing the correct prescription. If persistent headaches plague you, see our eye doctor to rule out any underlying eye conditions.

Double Vision

Double vision occurs when you see two images of the same object and can indicate that you need new glasses. Double vision can result from various factors, including an outdated prescription or other underlying eye conditions.

Is blurry, fuzzy, or double vision impacting your quality of life and vision? Take our online double vision assessment to help identify if you may have an underlying vision problem that is causing diplopia (double vision) /neuro/double-vision-quiz/ 

Light Sensitivity

Increased sensitivity to light may signal that you need new glasses. Light sensitivity can occur when your glasses are not providing the correct prescription, causing discomfort and headaches. If you're experiencing light sensitivity, see our eye doctor to have your prescription checked.

Difficulty Seeing at Night

Difficulty seeing at night can indicate that you need new glasses. If you find it challenging to see while driving at night or have trouble reading in low light conditions, your glasses may no longer provide the correct prescription.

Schedule a Comprehensive Eye Exam in Bellflower

If you're experiencing any of the signs mentioned above, or have a sense that your vision is not what it should be without knowing exactly how to describe it, we welcome you to schedule an appointment with our optometrist to have your prescription checked. By doing so, you can ensure optimal eyesight and maintain your eye health. Don't ignore any signs of discomfort or changes in your vision; schedule an appointment with us today.

Patients searching for advanced medical eye care visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of medical eye care services for patients from Bellflower, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Los Angeles.


I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.

Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.

Jim K.

My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!

Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.

Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.

Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.

Daniel G.
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