I think I need glasses. How do I know for sure?

United States
March 26, 2010 1:38pm CST
For the last few weeks I've had trouble focusing on words. I noticed it for the first time when I was on a bike ride and I couldn't read the words on a sign that I pass that I had always been able to read before. I thought maybe it was just a one time thing, but then for the next few days I went on the bike ride, I had the same thing happen. I then noticed that I had to hold the newspaper a little bit closer, sit closer to my computer monitor, etc. I was reading about some signs that you might need glasses ( http://www.glasogonsidan.se/ ) and I'm thinking I should go see an eye doctor. Sorry that site is in my native language Swedish. What is the procedure in America? Do I just call the eye doctor and tell him I need glasses? I'm sure this is easy question but I don't know the procedure. Thanks!
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@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
28 Mar 10
One symptom for need glasses would be blurry vision, headaches and nausea. But for you to be definitely sure you need glasses, you'd have to have your eye checked. I think nothing compares to this.
• Canada
26 Mar 10
Here in Canada you just call the Optometrist (eye doctor) and set up an appointment. In the appointment they will do an eye exam and then they will be able to tell you if you need glasses (why you need them, they also usually will ask if you want glasses or contact lenses, if you only need them for reading, if you only need them for driving, etc) Then you can go and pick out a set of frames that you like, give the person there the prescription for the glass lenses and boom you have got your glasses!