How to tell whether you need glasses or not


It’s never a comfortable thing to realize that your body may be failing you in some way, whether these failures are due to the ever encroaching effects of old age, your lifestyle choices or are indeed just hereditary, it’s important that you maintain the best possible levels of health and wellbeing in order to truly enjoy your life. And truly one of the things that you should be ever grateful for sand look to maintain that which is often overlooked and that is your eyesight, which is often one thing that consistently gets worse as time goes on and sometimes even people who have never previously had a problem with their eyes could end up requiring glasses in their later years.

And it’s important to k now when to see an optometrist in relation to your vision, it’s important that you can identify and act on the early warning signs as with a lot of diseases. They have a primary effect on the eyes and therefore should be regularly examined every year ponce you reach the age of 50. So let’s take a look at a few warning signs that you should go to see the optometrist.


Tension headaches and migraines

Everybody has probably at one time or another experienced a tension headache, the main indication that you have is that it mainly affects the areas around the eyes and the temples, often feeling like an external force is pushing on these areas and it can be impossible to concentrate or focus on anything when this is happening, And often times it is cause by the need for glasses and are triggered when you do not wear them and sustain a major amount of eye focus at a light source such as a computer, TV screen or even your mobile phone obviously as part of modern life and work these are essential activities.

So if you feel like every time you come home from work you are busting out the aspirin and water, then it may be time to consider why you are experiencing these head pains in the first place and then try to eliminate that cause. And the first thing that you will want to rule out is a problem with your eyesight.

Blurred Vision

Everybody gets temporarily blurry  or unfocused vision every now and then, if you are particularly tiered or are developing something like conjunctivitis, however, consistently or more than average blurring, distortion or other vision anomalies that you notice may be the sign of a larger, more serious problem underlining these fluctuations in the quality of your vision and they must first of all be looked at by a professional to rule pout the presence of something more serious than just eye strain. So find yourself a decent optometrist and get it checked out properly professionally to not only improve your vision but potentially, your overall health.

The reasons for your blurring can be vastly varied and can depend on many different factors. Blurring of vision could be down to something as natural as aging or it could be the onset of something like cataracts or low pressure. As such the treatments that could be offered to treat your blurred vision could be something as simple as presbyopic glasses.

Depth Perception

Have you noticed that the way you view objects or areas of ranging elevation and depth becoming much harder or that your balance is thrown off by your inability to detect the natural rises and falls of the ground in front of you? Well maybe it’s time you considered going to your opticians office as more often times than not this is a clear indicator that something is wrong with your vision and for you to be as safe as possible (particularly if you are of an older age) it’s important that your depth perception is as good as can be to prevent trips and accidents that could have otherwise been avoided.

Many things can cause poor depth perception but in reality your eyes make up a large part and your optometrist can either confirm that it’s just a change in your prescription or eye lenses on to something like an ear infection which he can refer you to a different doctors surgery to help you with. But your first port of call should be your optometrist.


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