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Your eyesight is extremely important and if you don’t take good care of your eyes, you may encounter problems you could have easily avoided. If you are having trouble reading street signs or seeing images on TV, you must visit an optician. But, there are many other warning signs to look out for when assessing the condition of your eyes.
This article will discuss some of the signs and what to look out for.
Blurred Vision > If you are having trouble reading messages on your phone, noticing friends on the street or clearly seeing writing while scrolling through Facebook, you may have astigmatism. If you’ve problems with the quality of your vision close up or far away, you are developing nearsightedness or farsightedness. Either way, if you notice anything wrong with your vision, it is time to book a visit to the local opticians. If you are suffering from blurred vision, you should lie down and rest your eyes for a while, if the problem persists, it is time to visit a specialist.
Problems with Night Vision > If you recently noticed that you are having problems seeing at night, it could be an early sign that you are developing cataracts. If you are driving when it is dark outside, and you notice a considerable difference in your vision as opposed to daytime driving, you should schedule an appointment with an eye specialist immediately. Cataracts sufferers are generally older adults, but this problem can be easily fixed once identified by an expert.
Difficulty Reading Close Up > As we get older, the muscle tissue in our eyes loses its elasticity, this makes it more difficult to focus on items which are close to us. Farsightedness mostly affects older adults, it makes it impossible to read material on your phone, newspapers and restaurant menus. You can still see fine at a distance, but once something gets close, everything starts to get blurry. This condition can be easily treated with a corrective lens or eyeglasses prescribed by a trained professional.
Constant Headaches > If you are experiencing frequent headaches, it may be a sign that you need corrective lens or eyeglasses. Your cornea and iris need the muscles in your eyes to help them focus correctly if this system is experiencing any problems, one is forced to work harder than the others to compensate. If this happens, your eyes begin to strain when trying to focus, causing you headaches.
Halos > When focusing on objects, do you tend to see halos around them? If so, you may be developing cataracts or night vision problems. You’ll notice this more at night, especially when you look at well-lit items like fluorescent advertisements.
If you notice any problems with your eyes, you shouldn’t waste any time in booking an appointment with an optician. Although most problems can be easily treated with a corrective lens or eyeglasses, some require additional attention. Your eyes may just be tired, but you should never take chances, scheduling an eye test could save your vision.