The ability to see is essential to our daily lives. However, our eyesight can deteriorate as we age. The good news is that there are signs that can indicate we may need glasses.

Blurry Vision

Blurry vision is one of the most common signs indicating you need glasses. Blurry vision can occur at any time of the day, although it may be more noticeable when trying to read small print or looking at objects that are far away.

Eye Strain

Eye strain is another common sign that indicates you may need glasses. Eye strain occurs when your eyes are overworked and tired. You may experience eye strain when reading, working on a computer, or watching TV. If you are experiencing eye strain, take a break and rest your eyes. If you find eye strain is a regular occurrence, it may be time to see an optometrist.


Frequent headaches may be a sign that you need glasses. Headaches can occur when your eyes work too hard to focus on objects far away or close up.


Squinting is another sign that you may need glasses. Squinting is a natural response to focusing eyesight. However, squinting can cause eye strain and headaches, so it is essential to get your eyes checked by an optometrist.

Double Vision

Double vision may indicate the need for glasses. Double vision occurs when your eyes are not working together correctly, causing you to see two images instead of one. Double vision can also sometimes indicate a serious underlying issue, so it is important to see your eyecare professional as soon as possible.

Difficulty Seeing at Night

If your vision worsens at night, it may be time to schedule an eye exam. Difficulty seeing at night can be a sign of cataracts or other eye issues.

Taking Action

Don’t let poor vision hold you back! Experience the difference that expert care by an eyecare professional can make. Schedule your eye exam with us at Bauer & Clausen Optometry – and start seeing clearly.