I realized a few weeks ago that it had been a really long time since I’d seen my eye doctor, so I made an appointment right away, and I’m so glad I did! Not only has my prescription changed, my eye doctor also caught an eye infection before it started! If you’re not sure whether or not you need to see your eye doctor, keep reading! This is my list of 7 reasons to see your eye doctor.
1 It’s Been a Year
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My eye doctor says it’s a great idea to have your eyes examined each year. She says that as we age, even as young people, our eyesight can change a lot in a short period of time… and she says your eye doctor can spot a lot of problems before they get noticeably bad, and that can even mean saving your eyesight!
2 Frequent Headaches
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If you have frequent headaches, you might need to see your eye doctor to see if they might be caused by eye strain, which can be caused when you don’t realize you need a better prescription, and keep wearing your old glasses and contacts.
3 Blurry Vision
If you think your vision might be a little blurry, then chances are, you need a new prescription! You may also have an eye health issue, so see your eye doctor right away!
4 Speckled or Water-drop Spots
If you have odd blind spots or floating water-looking spots, with or without migraines, it’s a good idea to visit your eye doctor to see what’s causing them. Aside from being an annoyance, they may be caused by an eye illness.
5 Eye Pain
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If your eyes hurt, or are overly dry, why deal with the pain and dryness any longer? A quick visit to the eye doctor might just help clear it up, and won’t it be nice to know for sure if there’s something wrong, something that might be easy to fix and make the pain go away?
6 Eye Infection
Pink eye is the worst! If you think you have an eye infection, or have injured your eye, see your eye doctor (or at least your family doctor) right away! Eye infections are highly contagious, and some can do permanent damage.
7 Cosmetic Questions
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Want to change your eye color with colored lenses? Or maybe find out how to get rid of redness or even grow longer, lusher lashes? Your eye doctor can help with all of these! And your eye doctor may even be able to help you choose a new pair of eyeglass frames that suit you exactly.
If you read through this list and felt that any of these items describe an issue or question you might have, then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor! How often do you visit your eye doctor? Have you ever had an eye issue? Please let me know!