Admit it! Unless it’s an emergency, an appointment with your ophthalmologist isn’t on your to-do list. Or even worse, you already wear prescription glasses and you see ‘just fine’, so a regular check-up is unnecessary, right? Well, your eyes aren’t definitely something you should ignore and eye exam is not a once-in-a-lifetime thing. These are 6 common signs that show it’s high time to visit your ophthalmologist.
1. You are 40+
Having your eyes checked regularly throughout your life is very important. Unfortunately, your vision isn’t going to be in it’s best shape forever. For those, who have never worn eyeglasses in their life and are above 40 already, casual check-up is a smart thing to do. There’s a high chance your eyes would appreciate reading glasses.
2. Blurred vision
If you find it difficult to look clearly at distant objects you might suffer from blurred vision. Most typical reasons for this are nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia). ou can’t fix this problem without your ophthalmologist. Don’t waste your time and go see him before it gets any worse.
3. You see 2 instead of 1
Buy one, get one free - great deal, huh? Not if it comes to your vision, though. When your eyes start to mess with your head and objects you see double in front of your eyes, it indicates serious eye problems that should not be ignored.
4. You can’t distinguish between colors
Difficulty in distinguishing between color shades or color intensity is also known as color blindness. (Un)fortunately, this disease mostly concerns men and can be really annoying. If you happen to have this problem, you should consult your eye doctor to learn more.
5. Your eyes hurt and get red
This symptom is often ignored by many of us, especially after spending several hours in front of the computer screen. However, extreme pain and eyes redness may indicate infection that needs an expert. Moreover, both symptoms may signify eye strain, also known as asthenopia, which really needs medical attention.
6. You wear glasses already
Getting your eyes examined is not a once-in-a-lifetime thing. Wearing glasses doesn’t mean you don’t need to visit your ophthalmologist ever. Unfortunately, prescriptions don’t restore your vision, they only slow the process of degeneration which happens anyway. So, if it’s been a while since your last eye exam, it’s high time to get one on your calendar now.
Getting help at the right time can save your vision from further problems. If you feel like some of the signs we mentioned seem familiar to you, make an appointment with your ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Once you’re done with this part, then the last step is to choose your frames. Buy them next week, you can enjoy 50% OFF on all prescription lenses on eyerim and save a fortune. Check out our whole collection of prescription frames here.
Quick tip: If you work with a computer a lot, schedule your eye exam before noon. Computer screen makes your pupils widen during the day, which may negatively affect your examination.