6 Signs It’s Time for An Eye Exam

6 Signs It’s Time for An Eye Exam

Most people don’t think about their eyesight every day. When your eyes are doing their job, there isn’t much need to worry about them. Over time, though, your eyesight will change, and some of those changes might get you thinking about whether it’s time to schedule an eye exam. Here are six signs that you should probably go see your eye doctor in South Floria for a checkup:

  1. You can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam: If you are reading this post, then something has probably urged you to consider your eyesight. If you can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam and you are dealing with some issue that you think is a vision red flag, then you should schedule a visit to the eye doctor. Most eye doctors recommend that you get an eye exam every year at minimum. If you can’t remember your last one, you’re likely overdue.
  2. Driving at night has become more difficult: One of the first signs of age-related vision change is reduced night vision. If you have noticed that you struggle more with night driving than you used to, then an eye exam is probably due. Decreased night vision can manifest itself in several ways, from difficulty reading road signs in dim light to seeing halos around approaching headlights.

If these symptoms describe you, schedule an eye exam at our Miami location or Weston location.

  1. You have a condition (or a family history of a condition) that often affects the eyes: The eyes may not be the first thing you think of when someone talks about diabetes, thyroid problems, or lupus, but these conditions can affect your eyes. If you have recently been diagnosed with one of these conditions, or if you have a family history of something such as diabetes or glaucoma, you should be keeping to an annual eye exam schedule.
  2. You seem to have developed farsightedness or nearsightedness: Do you find that you need to hold books or newspapers far away from your eyes to focus on the text? Alternatively, do you need to squint and bring the text closer to your face to read it? A trip to the eye doctor for an exam can lead to a formal diagnosis of farsightedness or nearsightedness, as well as treatment strategies that will help restore your vision to normal.
  3. You are dealing with inexplicable vision obstructions: If you notice auras or spots cutting across your vision for no apparent reason—or if these vision obstructions accompany migraines or headaches—you should consult your eye doctor for an exam. Sometimes, these symptoms are harmless. Other times, they might indicate serious eye problems such as tears in the retina. Your eye doctor will be able to tell the difference.
  4. Your eyes frequently feel fatigued: Many patients complain of eye strain and eye discomfort after staring at a computer screen for extended periods. Sometimes, this strain can result in painful symptoms, especially when you try to move your eyes back and forth. If these symptoms recur frequently or last for more than a few days, there may be a problem deeper than just screen strain. Even if you aren’t dealing with an eye infection or some other condition, you might benefit from reading glasses or other vision aids. Regardless, an eye exam is in order.

If you need an eye exam in Miami or Weston, do not hesitate to contact us today. Whether you have worked with us in the past or are a new patient, we would be happy to help you set up an appointment for a thorough eye exam. Get in touch today!

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