Eye and vision exams are crucial. Irregularities in your eyes inform the eye doctor of a shortcoming in your sight but can also allude to a different underlying illness you might not be aware of. Overall health, age, family history, and genetics determine how often you should see an optometrist for an eye exam. Consult our eye experts at Springfield Opticians in our Chadds Ford, PA, Holmes, PA, and Springfield, PA, branches who’ll conduct a comprehensive examination and advise on how well to maintain good eyesight.
Signs You May Need an Eye Exam
Many vision problems progress silently in the background without severe symptoms. By the time you start feeling discomfort and eye strain, it might be too late to do anything to reverse the issue. Regular eye exams help detect vision problems early.
Below are some signs that indicate you should have an eye and vision exam.
You Seem to Have New Eye Problems
Do you suddenly have to squint more when going out in the sun or looking at bright light? If yes, you may have a budding eye problem regarding how well your eyes can handle bright light.
Eye infection and injury can be culprits behind eye issues.
Other symptoms to look out for in this category include:
- Eye pain
- Double/blurry vision
- Eye redness
- Halos around bright lights
- Excessive tearing
Visit our optometrist for an in-depth eye checkup and additional advice on how to preserve your eyesight.
You Have a High Risk for Eye Diseases
Certain ethnic groups have a higher risk of developing genetic conditions, including sight issues. If you wear contact lenses or have diabetes, eye checkups every few months keep track of the state of your sight and address irregularities early.
Contact us if you have a family history of glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy.
Your Vision Is Getting Worse
Recent or past eye injuries can compromise the well-being of your eyes. Alternatively, you may develop farsightedness due to aging. Consider seeing an eye doctor if you notice a change in your sight that indicate your vision is worsening.
You Have Allergies
Redness, itchiness, burning, or excess tearing triggered by an external factor could indicate eye allergies. Smoke, pets, pollen, perfume, and mold are allergens that might trigger physical reactions in the body, including your eyes.
An eye doctor on our optometry team might recommend eye drops or simple over-the-counter medications to help alleviate eye allergies. Regular visits to an optometrist on our optometry team for eye and vision exams could monitor your eye health and offer better treatment for these allergies.
Get Eye Care from an Eye Doctor on Our Optometry Team
Eating a healthy diet, monitoring your weight, and wearing sunglasses are simple ways to help maintain optimum eye health. However, your eyes are still at risk due to lifestyle choices, habits, aging, and other external factors. Contact us at Springfield Opticians in our (610) 558-3142 Chadds Ford, PA, (610) 461-7353 Holmes, PA, and (610) 543-9275 Springfield, PA, branches today and book your next eye and vision exam.