Our friends at Laurier Optical Innes Eye Clinic offer these signs that you might need glasses:
Vision problems often develop as we age, and even those of us with previously perfect vision may need help with vision correction as the years pass. If you struggle with any of these issues, schedule an eye exam today to find out if glasses can correct the problem:
When you experience blurred vision, objects that should look sharp and be easy to make out may look fuzzy and indistinguishable. You may struggle to read small print or have trouble making out road signs. You may find one eye is causing the blurriness more than the other. Sometimes one eye will compensate for a weaker eye, making this issue less noticeable. Blurred vision can be an indication of nearsightedness or farsightedness, but can be solved with the help of corrective lenses.
When you squint, you are trying to reduce the amount of light that enters your pupil to improve your focus. If you find yourself frequently squinting, you may need glasses. While it is a myth that squinting can harm or worsen your vision, squinting is certainly a sign that you should schedule an eye exam to investigate potential vision problems.
There are many things that can cause temporary eye strain, from lack of sleep to seasonal allergies. While temporary strain that quickly resolves itself is not an indication that you need glasses, regular and recurring instances of eye fatigue, eye strain, and eye pain warrant an eye exam. Your optometrist can diagnose whether your eye strain is due to environmental factors, underlying conditions, or indicates a need for corrective glasses.
As with eye strain, there are many different things that may cause headaches. You may experience headaches in combination with other factors like blurred vision or eye pain. Poor vision can strain the delicate muscles in your eye, leading to headaches. Squinting can also lead to headaches, as the facial muscles may tire following frequent squinting. If any of this sounds familiar, you should visit your optometrist for an eye exam.
Known medically as diplopia, double vision occurs when you perceive two images when you should only see one. Double vision can be a very serious condition that indicates eye, muscle, or brain trauma, but it can also be a sign that you need glasses. Visit an eye doctor immediately if you experience recurring double vision.
If you struggle with any of these issues, you might need glasses. Schedule a visit with your optometrist for an eye exam.