Whether you’re playing a round at the Kelowna Springs Golf Club or enjoying a game of beach volleyball at Boyce-Gyro Beach Park, there’s no shortage of Kelowna summer activities. However, it can be difficult participating in sports when you don’t have a current prescription. Here are a few tips from our team to help you get the competitive edge you need with an up-to-date prescription.

How Long Does a Glasses Prescription Last?

For most people, an eyeglasses prescription lasts for 1 to 2 years. Younger people’s eyes tend to change frequently as they age, so they may need a new prescription more often. Older people, or others with secondary vision issues may also need more frequent eye examinations—especially if they have degenerative eye problems such as glaucoma.

How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?

Since an eyewear prescription tends to change after a period of one year, you should get an eye exam once per year. If you’re playing competitive or recreational sports, especially outside, it’s important to have an accurate prescription so you can line up prescription sunglasses, sport glasses, or contact lenses. When you’re not outdoors enjoying the Okanagan sunshine, an up-to-date prescription also helps to reduce eye strain, neck pain, and headaches—symptoms of computer vision syndrome.

Why Do I Need a Current Prescription?

A complete eye examination will allow the optometrist to prescribe the right lenses for your vision needs. The accuracy of the prescription allows you to focus more easily, see depth properly, and see things sharply and clearly—all factors that will greatly improve your quality of life, on or off the course!

If you don’t have a current prescription, contact us today to book an eye examination. Then peruse our showroom for our excellent selection of the latest glass frames, sunglasses, and contact lenses—perfect for showing off during your summer activities in Kelowna!