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Signs You Need an Eye Exam

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  • Headaches: While staring at a computer screen for an extended period of time can cause headaches, loss of vision can also do the same. Trying to hard to concentrate and see will often result in a headache.
  • Getting tired easily: If you begin to notice that you are getting tired quicker , this may be due to a disturbance in your ability to focus. The brain and vision work together, when the eyes work perfectly the brain remains fully active.
  • Light Sensitivity: Sensitivity to light is a good measure of eye health. If the eyes don’t respond to sudden change of light normally it may indicate an eye disorder or some sort of infection.
  • Watery Eyes: If your eyes are constantly watering, there is often some sort of underlying cause.
  • Misjudging distances: If you find yourself often judging distances poorly it may be time for an eye exam!
  • Squinting: Frequent squinting to view objects or words is also a sign that an eye exam in necessary.
  • Sudden blurry vision: Having trouble focusing and sudden blurry vision may indicate serious health problems and should never be ignored. If your vision begins to blur contacts your eye doctor immediately!
  • Obstruction of vision: Sudden floaters or flashes of light followed by obstruction of vision indicates an exam is necessary!
  •  You haven’t had one in two years: If you haven’t had an eye exam in over two years then it’s time to schedule one! Many changes occur to your eyes, making it necessary to stay up to date!


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One Comment to “Signs You Need an Eye Exam”

  1. Braden Bills says:

    I was playing catch with my son, but I kept throwing the ball too far or not far enough. I’ve been having those kinds of issues with depth perception for a while now. Sounds like it’s time for me to go in and get my eyes examined. Thank you for sharing!

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