Signs You Need To Go For An Eye Exam

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You might not think so, but you might not know all of the signs that you need to go for an eye exam. There are many signs that can tell you that it’s time, and we’re going to go through them for you below. A good rule of thumb, however, is that if you think your vision is changing at all, then you probably need an examination, so should go get checked.

Frequent headaches, eye pain, or eye fatigue are all signs that you should watch for. Eye strain can be the cause of headaches, even if it doesn’t seem to be related so it should be checked as it is often the first sign of eye problems. If you have eye pain that lasts more than a few days, you should schedule an exam to make sure it isn’t due to a potentially serious health condition.

Eye pain, redness, dry eyes, itchy eyes, and discharge can also be a trigger that and you have an eye infection. An eye doctor can catch this in time so that it doesn’t become worse and starts affecting your vision permanently, so it is always best to schedule an exam if you think you may have an eye infection.

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If you are having trouble focusing on objects, or have blurry vision you should schedule an exam since these too can be signs of more serious conditions and the sooner it can be looked at, the better. If your vision is slowly blurring over time, you likely need prescription lenses or updated ones. If you notice yourself needing to be closer to the tele, that you need to hold your favourite book closer to your face to read it, or if you find yourself squinting a lot more than usual, these are very clear signs that you need to visit the eye doctor. Squinting paired with a “lazy” eye can lead to permanent vision loss, so keep look out for these symptoms not just in yourself, but in children as well, since this is a more common problem for them.

If you have a sudden onset of seeing “floaters”, flashes of light or your vision has become obstructed in any way, make sure that you drop what you are doing and make an eye exam for as soon as you possibly can. These can be the first signs of very serious retinal conditions that can lead to permanent vision impairment and should be immediately looked at by a qualified eye care professional or emergency room physician.

It might sound odd, but if your eyes are becoming more sensitive to bright lights, schedule an exam. This can be one of the first signs of eye infections or certain disorders.

If you are pregnant, you might have a myriad of the symptoms listed above, but the results will likely only last until the pregnancy is over. Once hormone levels are back to normal a lot of times any vision problems associated with a pregnancy go away. Just like with anyone else, however, if left untreated, the damage could be permanent, so don’t put off your eye exams thinking a problem is only temporary.

If you have diabetes or other health problems that can affect the eyes, or if you are over 40 years old, you should get more frequent eye exams. For most people an exam once a year or every two years is fine, but if you fall into either of those categories and you start noticing changes in your vision, make an appointment to get checked.

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Juris Ainsworth
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I do appreciate it when you said that once I begin seeing floaters or the flashes of light that hinders my vision, then it is time to visit the eye care professional for a checkup. If that is the case, then I really do need to see an eye specialist. It has been some time since I began seeing this thing called “floaters,” and I ignored it thinking it was normal. It was great that I saw this article. Thank you for this.

Juris Ainsworth
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I do appreciate it when you said that once a person starts feeling a sudden blurring of the vision, it is for the best to schedule an eye exam as that is a sign of a severe condition that needs to be checked right away. If that is true, then I do need to get my eyes checked by an eye care professional as soon as possible. Hopefully, there is still something that I can do to fix my eyesight since I have been experiencing this for some time now. Thank you for sharing.

Schiro Ackermann
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It sure was nice how you pointed out that itchiness and redness of the eyes are often caused by an infection and that a visit to the eye doctor is a good way of detecting and preventing the problem from getting worse. If so, then I will be sure to ask my mom to visit the eye doctor as soon as possible. She has been complaining a lot about her itching and watery eyes, and she does not know what to do. To think that it was this bad. Thank you for sharing the info.

Ria Amelia Lawrence
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It was really nice how you said that if the vision has become rather blurry, it is best to get in touch with an eye care professional as it is better to assess things before the problem gets worse. I will surely do that because I know that I won’t be able to function well with blurry vision anyway. Aside from that, I am worried that about my condition since I have a family history of cataracts. Thank you for sharing.

Tammie Houston
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It sure got me when you said that sensitivity to light and glares serve as the first sign of a serious infection, so it is best to schedule an examination once a person starts experiencing this. I thought it was normal and that my eyes will be better once I get the chance to give it a break. Seeing this article made me realize that my notion was wrong. I’ll go see an eye doctor right away. Thanks!

Celes Stratheimer
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I found it interesting when you said that if the person’s eyes have become more sensitive to light, then there is a possibility that the eyes have an infection. I did notice that for the past few days, I can’t even look at the screen of my computer as it seems too bright for me. It might be about time to schedule an exam to see if I need to be worried or do something to fix my vision. Thanks!

Elsa Anderson
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Thank you for sharing such an insightful article about signs a person needs to have his eyes checked. I am always working on my laptop an began noticing that I am having difficulties staring at objects, as I can hardly see or read the texts in it. It really helped when you said that frequent headaches and blurry vision are signs that my eyes need checking. In that case, I will start looking for a trusted optometrist in the area who can check my eyes soon.

Allen Stillinger
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It sure was nice when you said that if the person begins to notice that they are finding it difficult to focus or if they are experiencing blurring of the vision, it is best to get their eyes checked to determine the situation. Focusing was never easy for me, but even I can tell that now, my situation has gotten worse. I guess I really do need to get an eye exam to see what can be done to improve my vision. Thank you!

Brianna Silver
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It sure was informative when you said that the first sign of eye infections is the sensitivity of the eyes, so if the person notices that they have become extra sensitive to glares, then they ought to go for a checkup. My stepdad probably needs to get in touch with an eye doctor right away then. He spends most of the time in the garden, and now he won’t come out because the sun hurts his eyes. Thank you for sharing this.

Emery Jean Chambers
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It really helped when you said that they need to consider getting in touch with an eye care professional if the person started becoming sensitive to glares and bright lights. I noticed that from my boyfriend since he is now covering his eyes whenever we would go out in daylight. It might be best to take him to the eye care professional soon since I do not want to think he is becoming a vampire. Thank you.

Dino Violante
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Thank you for informing the readers that in case “floaters” have increased in the eyes and the vision has become obstructed, it is best to get an eye exam as soon as possible. My brother needs to see an eye care professional for an exam then. He mentioned seeing a lot of floating things while reading his book earlier, then he had to stop a second later because his vision is blurring. I’ll try to find a professional as soon as I can.

Millie Hue
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I never actually thought that being sensitive to bright lights is the first sign of infection until I found it in this article. You also made it clear that a person should schedule an exam right away. If that is the case, then I will look for an eye care professional as early as now. Recently, I started noticing that I have to squint in order to see out the window. That was not normal, and you saying this just made me warier.

Emma Hartson
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I never knew that being too sensitive to bright lights and the whatnot is another sign that the eyes have infections or are developing a disorder. To be honest, I just thought that the sensitivity of my eyes is merely caused by exhaustion. Just the other day, I was practically blind when I went out the front door. Now I know that this isn’t something I should ignore. I’ll see an eye expert right away.