Our eyesight is something we tend to take for granted, until things start going wrong. Doctors recommend an eye exam every year to help you to stay on top of your eye health, but vision can change quite a bit over the course of a year. So if you’re over the age of 50 or show any of these signs schedule an exam more frequently.
Here are 7 signs that you should get an eye exam
- You have difficulty driving at night and seeing street signs in the dark.
- You hold books or the newspaper further away from your face and squint or close one eye to read them clearly.
- Your eyes are red, dry, itchy, or you are seeing spots, flashes of light, or floaters.
- You experience eye strain, headaches and/or blurred vision after spending an extended amount of time in front of a computer screen.
- You get motion sick, dizzy, or have trouble following a moving target.
- You notice any changes in your vision, especially after an incident of head trauma.
- You have diabetes or another health condition that affects your eyes.
Don’t wait until you experience any of these 7 things before you schedule an eye exam. Eye exams benefit more than just your eyes; they can detect a wide range of diseases like diabetes and cancer just by looking at your eyes. Get an exam on the calendar, and be sure to ask your eye doctor if you should schedule more than one in a year.
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