If there is ever a moment you question whether you should get an eye exam, chance are that you, in fact, should. If you are questioning it, it is probably because you are having eye complications or cannot remember the last time you had an eye exam. To help make your eye exam decision more clear, we have gathered some signs for you to look out for. Here are some signs you need to have an eye exam:
- You can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam.
- Your eyes are red, itchy and/or dry.
- You experience light flashes, floaters and/or spotty vision.
- You are over 50 years old
- Your family has a history of diabetes and/or glaucoma.
- You have diabetes or other vision risk diseases.
- You experience eye strain, headaches, and blurred vision constantly.
- You experience motion sickness, dizziness, or difficulty following moving objects.
- You have experienced head trauma that has affected your vision.
- You have difficulty seeing at night.
- You are constantly squinting to see well.
Remember that you should generally aim towards having one eye exam a year, especially if you are over the age of 50. Frequent eye exams can help catch potential vision risks earlier in time. Don’t wait until these signals become apparent. Contact Boston Eye Physicians and Surgeons if you are having any of these signals.