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Lessons Learned from Years with Services

Important Tell Signs That You Need to See an Optometrist

The recommended age for a regular eye examination is above twenty years of age that must be done every two years. Unfortunately many people overlook having their eyes checked when undergoing a medical examination. Many of us just give a thought having our eyes checked by an optometrist once we experience signs and symptoms of a vision problem. We have to comply with the general rule is getting a thorough eye exam every two years to prevent future major vision problems and complications, and because each of us has a unique vision, it pays off following an optometrist’s advice. It is crucial to consult an optometrist immediately once you experience the following symptoms: frequent squinting, frequent headaches, sudden visual disturbances, infections, double vision, difficulties using your computer, light sensitivity, night blindness, or sudden or gradual blurry vision.

A sudden blurry vision warrants immediate medical attention. Even if it only affects your one eye, it is important to set up an appointment with an optometrist right away. Frequent squinting is a clear sign that you really need to contact an optometrist for a visual assessment. The amount of light that enters your eyes and the scattering of light is greatly reduced with frequent squinting. While it is true that squinting is a defense mechanism and may improve your vision, frequent squinting is an indicative sign of vision problem. If a lazy eye or an eye turn come with frequent squinting, it is important to consider getting an immediate eye examination. The major sign of a vision problem that many people do not realize is frequent headaches. Before seeking treatment for your headache, have your eyes checked by an optometrist because your frequent headaches might be the result of a vision problem. Early detection and treatment is very important, and an experienced, certified, and reliable Portland Lasik surgeon can help in correcting your vision problems.

The most common types of visual disturbances include vision obstruction, floaters, and flashes of light, and any onset of any of these is a warning signal that you need to seek the help of an optometrist. Eye infections may cause itchiness, redness, swelling, blurry vision, and watery or dry eyes that may cause vision problems, affecting your cornea and conjunctiva. Don’t try to self-medicate, consult an optometrist right away. Light insensitivity refers to focus problems when you are in a room with bright light or outside, and this is an indication of eye infection. See an optometrist immediately if you are experiencing night blindness to rule out the problem. As we age, we know the fact that our vision deteriorates, and it is our responsibility to ensure that our eyes get the proper preventive care for its optimum function and our overall health.