The signs that you need to wear glasses are not obvious...at first.
When your vision is not perfect, and you feel like you need help to see things clearly, then it's time to think about your eyes. Ignoring symptoms and not having the right glasses will lead to your vision worsening as you age.
You might not realize it, but there are a lot of signs that convince you to wear glasses. Let's take a look at some of the most obvious signs coming from the experts at Lagrange Eye Care that your vision is failing:
1. Dry eyes and irritation.
When you have dry eyes or experience irritation when reading or driving at night, glasses can help by reducing glare from lights. Wearing glasses helps reduce the amount of moisture lost through your eyes, which keeps them healthy and comfortable. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, go to Lagrange Eye Care and consult with experts about getting prescription sunglasses. They can help you see better, reduce eye strain, and protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays.
2. You see double.
Double vision is the most common symptom of not having the right eyeglasses. This happens because your brain is forced to process two images at once. It's a little like trying to read a book while looking at the same page in two different places. The good news is that you can usually fix this problem by taking your glasses off, then putting them back on again and focusing on something close by, such as a computer screen or wall. Better yet, get your prescription glasses from trusted clinics like Lagrange Eye Care.
3. You have trouble reading the fine print on labels or menus.
If your vision is so blurry that you have trouble reading the fine print on labels or menus, time for some glasses with corrective lenses. These lenses will help sharpen your vision and make it easier to read the small print and read labels without having to strain your eyes too much.
4. You cannot focus and have a hard time concentrating.
If it takes you longer than 10 seconds to read an email or text message, then it's worth getting your eyes checked. The point is not just about being able to see clearly but also about processing information quickly enough so your brain can absorb what is happening around you. If you wear contacts and your eyes are sensitive to light, they may burn in certain conditions and cause you to squint or have dry eyes. Specialized UV glasses can help prevent this by blocking out the glare from lights and other sources of light.
5. You have poor vision at night.
Poor vision at night means your eyes are sensitive to light after long exposure to the sun during the day. Remember, when your eyes are exposed to bright sunlight for a long period, they produce more tears than usual. This leads to fatigue and dryness in the eye area as well as inflammation of the cornea (the thin tissue that covers the front part of your eye). These symptoms can lead to blurry vision and headaches and difficulty sleeping at night which could require additional restorative measures such as glasses.
6. Your eyes move in different directions at once.
You might be able to see clearly with both eyes open, but when you look at something up close and then move your head quickly in one direction, the image flips until you look at it again. This is called diplopia and it's common in people with strong astigmatism.
Your vision will also change when you turn your head quickly because the lenses in each eye aren't aligned correctly with the other one — this is called a refractive error or an optical misalignment. If this happens during reading or watching TV, it can be distracting because there's a mismatch between what your brain expects from one eye and what happens when it tries to interpret light coming through two different lenses that aren't perfectly aligned horizontally or vertically.
7. You are sensitive to light.
If you find that bright lights make your eyes sting or watery, it could be a sign that you need stronger prescription lenses. Light sensitivity is often caused by an eye condition known as photophobia, which means that when you look at something too brightly — such as the sun or an intense light bulb — it affects your vision in some way. If this happens to you frequently when reading or doing other things around the house, consider getting new eyeglasses with stronger prescription lenses for longer-distance vision.
8. Eye strain or weakness.
Eye strain while driving, reading, or watching television, means UV light is irritating your eyes. Wearing glasses can reduce the problem by reducing the amount of light entering your eyes. The glasses also let you see better at night because they block out more light than regular eyeglasses do.
9. Frequent Headaches
Frequent headaches can be a sign of an eye problem. If you have frequent headaches and your doctor can't find an obvious cause, he or she may suggest that you wear glasses. According to the American Academy of Optometry, more than 50% of people experience chronic headaches at some point in their lives.
Frequent headaches are a common symptom of many eye diseases and disorders, including:
- Diabetic retinopathy.
- Presbyopia (the inability to focus on close-up objects)
Headaches that occur when you're in the dark, or migraines that start in your head or eyes, are common causes of chronic headaches. If your headaches don't go away with medication, your doctor may recommend new glasses to help relieve them.
What Should I Do If I Have Any of These Symptoms?
Time to address the main point of this article. Do you see the world clearly?
Is it time for me to wear glasses?
The symptoms above do not precisely mean yes. However, there could be some underlying reasons for your vision problems. To prevent this, make sure to visit Lagrange Eye Care and do your regular eye checkup. We take care of your vision before anything becomes worse.