If you are squinting as you read this or holding your smartphone a little closer for clarity, maybe it is time you visited an eye specialist. If you cannot remember the last time you visited an ophthalmologist, we suggest taking a look at the pointers mentioned-below and figure out whether you have a vision problem or not.
Signs you need glassesOur vision changes on a daily basis, so, it is important to take care of your eyesight and notice if there is anything wrong with your vision straight away. Here are some of the most common signs that you may need to get glasses:
If you find yourself squinting ever-so-often whenever you are trying hard to concentrate, it can be a signal that your eyes are trying to adjust for better vision. While everybody squints once in a while if you find yourself doing that a little too often, maybe you are trying to compensate for a poorer vision.
When you put a lot of unnecessary strain on your eye muscles, it can actually lead to a throbbing, pulsating headache. This happens when the mechanism that helps cornea and lens focus on images, does not function properly, which leads to squinting and frequent headaches.
Blurred visionIf you have a hard time recognising anything which is 3-4 feet away and the acquaintances frequently accuse you of ignoring them on the streets (while in reality you did not recognize them because of the distance), maybe it is time to get your eyesight checked.
Difficulty seeing at night
If you feel that it is becoming increasingly difficult for you to see things at night, it might be an early sign of cataracts or side-effects of certain medications. In any case, you should get them examined as soon as possible.
Notice how your eyes feel after spending about half an hour reading a book or staring at a screen. If you develop eye pain or feel really strained, it is important that you take regular breaks and drink plenty of water to battle eye fatigue.
If you feel that there is a lot of pressure building up behind your eyes, you might be at the risk of developing glaucoma.
Frequent eye rubbing
Do you often find yourself rubbing your eyes in a bid to get a clearer vision? If your answer is yes, you might be battling eye fatigue and bad eyesight. It is advisable to get it checked with an eye professional.
—Times of India