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Eye Care » Signs When to See the Eye Doctor

Optimum eye health and proper eye care are very important for protecting one’s vision and preventing certain diseases. In fact, eye care is an important health facet that must be taken seriously. Experts recommend that we all need to get our eyes checked on a regular basis in order to keep them healthy and for improving vision. Some of the warning signs that may lead a person to visit an eye doctor for an immediate eye checkup have been discussed here.

Blurred Vision: Blurry vision and gradual decline in vision with age is normal. Occasionally we may suffer from a blurry vision if we put a lot of stress on our eyes. But incase of blurred vision on a daily basis or at specific day or night times, it is a warning sign of a disorder. Blurred vision, inability to focus, haziness, and incapability to see distant objects clearly are the signs that require an immediate assistance of an eye doctor.

Regular Headaches: Repeated headaches irrespective of cold, flu, and extreme bright light or sinus problems may be a warning sign of a serious eye problem. Since frequent headaches may relate to certain kinds of eye complaints, therefore it is advised to visit an eye specialist for a detailed examination to prevent from any serious problem.

Eye Strains: In case of feeling strain and eye fatigue on a daily basis then it could be a warning sign of worsening vision. It is better to visit an ophthalmologist without delay to prevent any serious eye problem.

Watery/ Dry/ Itchy Eyes: Extreme wetness or dryness, severe itchiness and irritation are some other serious signs that can lead to various disorders. If someone is experiencing these signs persistently then he/she should visit a specialist right away to get their eyesight checked.

Diabetes: Diabetes is one of the most common signs of various eye problems including cataracts, glaucoma and retinopathy that eventually lead to blindness. It is indispensable for diabetic patients to visit an eye specialist regularly to keep their eyes protected and safe.

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