Is your vision blurry? Are you having trouble focusing? These are some of the signs that you need an eye exam. Do you remember the last time you had an eye exam? If you don’t because it’s been awhile, book an eye exam with your optometrist as soon as possible.

Optometrist can help you identify and track changes in your vision, as well as detect early diagnosis of eye diseases like cataracts and glaucoma and common vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. Therefore, it is important that you get a comprehensive eye exam done very year to ensure that your eyes are healthy and your vision is sharp. 

Here are the signs that you need an eye exam: 

1. Blurry Vision & Trouble Focusing

Are you experiencing blurry vision when you focus on a single object or have trouble focusing on a specific object in your field of vision? A sudden blurry vision or having trouble focusing means you may be developing farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, or even a larger health issue. Some people experience inconsistent blurry vision or focus issues. For example, some people may only have trouble focusing in certain levels of light or the problem may move from one eye to the other.

2. Difficulty Seeing at Night

Is your night vision fading? Are you having difficulty seeing at night, especially when you’re driving in the evening? Are you able to see other cars on the road and read relevant road signs clearly? You should talk to your optometrist as soon as possible because you might be developing and experiencing signs of early cataract development.

3. Persistent Vision Disruptions

Have you started seeing floaters or flashes of light? Sudden appearance of persistent vision disruptions such as floaters and flashes of light may be a sign of a vision threatening disorder such as retinal holes, retinal tear or retinal detachment. If you are experiencing these signs, seek immediate attention from an optometrist. Your optometrist will conduct a proper diagnosis and treatment to minimize your risk of vision loss. 

4. Frequent Headaches or Migraines

Are you having frequent headaches or migraines? Headaches and migraines can result from many different factors such as stress, inflammation, and muscle tension, but if they are re-occurring it can be one of the early warning signs of a change in your vision. If you are experiencing an increase in the frequency or intensity in your headache, you should book an eye exam with your optometrist to examine your vision and the health of your eyes. 

5. Eye Infections or Discharge

If you are experiencing redness, itchiness, or discharge, you should see your optometrist. Many infections may be contagious and come with the risk of permanent damage.Symptoms of an eye infection includes pain, red eyes, light sensitivity, blurry vision, eye discharge and swelling around the eyes. 

6. Squinting 

If you’re constantly squinting, then it’s time for an eye exam. We typically squint when we have difficulties seeing. Squinting helps to reduce extraneous light entering the ye and reduces light scattering which improves vision. Squinting is also one of the first signs in children that may need prescription glasses. 


About Eyeconcept

Eyeconcept in Oakville offers eye care services such as eye exams, children eye exams & contact lens. Eyeconcept will also help you protect your vision and to put your best look forward with our designer frames and sunglasses.

Book your eye exam with our optometrist at Eyeconcept Oakville and visit us in store to find the perfect pair of prescription glasses or sunglasses.

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