Have you been wondering if your eyesight may be failing? Well then you’ll really appreciate today’s article by guest blogger, Brooke Chaplan. Keep reading to see if maybe your eyesight needs to be checked.
Most of us tend to take our eyesight for granted, but you may quickly realize the important of good eye health once your vision starts to deteriorate. While there are some illnesses that can drastically reduce your eyesight very suddenly, most people see their gradually go away as they age. Catching the early signs of reduced eyesight is the only way to make sure the problem does not get much worse in the near future.
These are six signs your eyesight might be going:
Constant Painful Headaches
Your eyes are forced to work harder and strain to see if you are starting to have vision problems. This has been known to cause serious persistent headaches. If you are suddenly experiencing more painful headaches than normal, it may be time to see an optometrist or eye center like All About Eyes.
Since your eyes have to work harder when your vision is reduced, they will get overworked by the end of the day. Most muscles in your body will start to ache and feel strained at the end of the day, and your eyes are no different. If the eye pain continues for several days, you may have an underlying vision problem.
One Red Eye
The combination of one red eye and vision loss are common symptoms of several serious eye issues. There is nothing to worry about if you notice redness in both eyes because this is a common symptom of colds and allergies.
Floating Spots and Flashing Lights
Everyone will occasionally see spots in their vision. These spots are actually part of the fibers and cells in your eye. If you start to regularly see floating spots several times a day combined with flashing lights, then you most likely have a detached retina.
Cloudy vision will make everything you see appear less colorful and vibrant. Even if the cloudy vision goes away, this is not something you want to ignore. This is the most common symptom of cataracts, which can cause you to go blind if left untreated.
Dry eyes are a sign your eyes are not getting nourished properly. If your eyes are not getting proper nourishment, then they are not going to work at their full potential. Dry eyes can also be a symptom of several serious eye problems that cause vision problems.
It can be extremely difficult to live a normal life once you start to have vision problems. Getting your eyes checked as soon as you start to experience any of these six signs may be the only way to preserve your eyesight.
About the Author
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.
Did this article help you determine whether or not you’re due for an eye exam?