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When a new year arrives, people typically make resolutions about improving their lives. One of the ways you can do that is by choosing to upgrade your eyewear in 2018. There are several reasons why that's a wise decision that could make you feel satisfied.

You May Need Reading Glasses or a New Distance Prescription

Perhaps you already wear glasses to see better at a distance. However, due to factors including the natural aging process, there may be a time when you discover it's also time to see an eye care professional about getting reading glasses. You may notice some telltale signs if that's the case, such as needing to hold reading material far away from your face to see it clearly.

Besides reading glasses, there's also the possibility that you need a stronger prescription. If you cannot remember the last time you visited the eye doctor or know it's been longer than a year, make plans to schedule an appointment in early 2018. If your prescription is wrong, you may not get the same amount of enjoyment you once did from doing activities like watching TV or reading. It also may become more difficult to drive, especially at night.

new glassesNew Glasses Give You a Different Look

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If you've ever worn glasses frames for a Halloween party or other event that required wearing a costume, you know that certain styles of glasses can drastically change your look. That's why some people wear glasses frames with non-prescription lenses . It's easy to find glasses that are your favorite color or made from materials featuring a natural shine.

If you want an easy way to change your look without making a long-lasting change such as a hair color or cut, look no further than a pair of glasses. Before taking this route, have an eye exam and make sure you do not need corrective eyewear.

Upgraded Glasses Can Improve Your Self-Confidence

Maybe your current pair of glasses does not fit your face well and they draw attention to you in undesirable ways. Instead of just assuming you'll never look attractive while wearing glasses, realize that making positive changes to your perspective of yourself is as easy as getting more appropriate frames that match your style and preferences. Before going to pick out your new pair of glasses, make a list of the things you don't like about the glasses you have now.

Are you not happy with the shape or size? Perhaps you've grown tired of the color or would like to try a pair of metal frames instead of ones made from plastic. Take notes about all these factors, then bring your list with you while shopping. Then, it'll be easier to find a pair of glasses that suits your current needs and doesn't include all or most of the things you don't like about the eyewear you already own.

As you can see, 2018 is an ideal time to contact your local optometrist and invest in at least one new pair of glasses. Doing so could help you see better and make you feel more at ease in public.

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