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4 Telltale Signs That You Need to Have an Eye Exam

by Jamie Peters

Undergoing regular eye exams is an important part of your preventive eye care efforts. While we generally recommend having an eye exam once every year, if any of the four signs below apply to you, we recommend visiting us here at Vision Solutions as soon as possible.

1. You Have a Family History of Vision-Threatening Conditions

If any of your relatives have had sight-threatening problems, this increases your risk of developing them too. Some chronic medical diseases, like diabetes, may also cause eye-related complications. We recommend having your eyes checked regularly if you or any family members are diabetic.

2. You Have a Hard Time Seeing Close-Range or Far-Range Objects

If you suddenly notice difficulties carrying out close- or far-range activities, you may have a refractive error. We suggest visiting our reliable eye doctors so we can diagnose any eyesight errors and provide proper treatment. We may advise wearing prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses for your improved vision.

3. You Are Constantly Bothered by Eye Strain, Headaches, or Even Visual Disturbances

You may experience headaches or eye strain when you’ve outgrown your current lens prescription. This is why we emphasize the importance of visiting your trusted eye doctor regularly so we can determine whether you need to have your prescription changed.

If you happen to see any floaters, like dark spots, lines, or shadows across your visual field, visit our clinic immediately. These symptoms may indicate glaucoma or other underlying ocular diseases. Rest assured we provide superior glaucoma treatment to preserve your vision.

4. You Haven’t Had an Eye Exam for the Past Two Years

Some vision problems are considered “silent” disorders because they do not show any signs or symptoms, particularly in their early phases. Regular eye exams allow us to detect these conditions in their early stages and provide prompt treatment before the situation progresses.

If you notice any of these signs or have other visual health concerns, call us at (619) 461-4913 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment.

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