Understanding Eye Problems

After struggling with blurry vision for years, I finally realized that it was time to consult with a professional. Simply put, I was tired of dealing with the struggles of acting like I could see when I really couldn't. It was embarrassing, and I just wanted to be able to participate like normal. I was nervous for the eye appointment, but my doctor was incredible. He walked me through every aspect of the exam and calmed my fears about permanent eye damage. This blog is all about working with an optometrist to get the vision experience that you really deserve.

5 Signs You Need New Glasses

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Sadly, eyeglasses do not last forever. But how do you know when it is time for a new pair? Keep an eye out for these 5 signs that it is time for you to order a new pair of eyeglasses from a place like Master  Eye Associates.

Headaches

There are many possible causes of headaches, from dehydration to brain tumors. If you are suddenly experiencing more headaches without explanation, one of the first things to consider is that you may need a new glasses prescription. It is not uncommon for adults' prescriptions to change as they age and as the shape of their eyes changes. Headaches caused by glasses often occur behind the eyes and tend to appear in the afternoon once your eyes have grown tired.

Squinting

A decline in vision may not always be obvious because your vision tends to degrade slowly over time. What you may notice, however, is that you are having to squint to see items that are far away from you. This often indicates that your eyesight has slightly declined and that you need new glasses with a stronger prescription.

Soreness and Rub Marks

A good pair of glasses not only allows you to see, but also fits your face well. If you gain or lose weight, the glasses that once fit you may not fit you anymore. Are you noticing any rub marks or red, irritated patches on your nose or on the sides of your face? This may be an indication that your eyeglasses no longer fit you. You may need a slightly larger size.

Constant Adjustment

On the other end of the spectrum, if you lose weight, your eyeglasses may become too loose. If you notice that you are always having to push them up your face to keep them on, this is a sign that they no longer fit you. You can purchase a new pair of eyeglasses that fit properly so that you do not have to worry that they will fall off every time you look down at the floor.

Tired Eyes

Do your eyes start to feel tired towards the end of the day? Do you feel the need to close your eyes and rest them every few minutes? This could be a sign that your glasses prescription is no longer suited you. You may need a stronger or weaker prescription.

If you notice any of the signs above, make an appointment with your eye doctor. It is better to replace your eyeglasses at the first sign of problems than to wait until more serious issues arise.

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30 May 2018