When it comes to seeing your eye doctor regularly, you may think that you don’t need to. If you wear glasses or contacts or have a history of eye conditions, your regular exams with your eye doctor are even more important. If you notice any issues with your eyes or vision, it’s important to make an appointment with your eye doctor at Stahl Eye as soon as possible. Don’t wait for your yearly exam if you start experiencing problems!
1. You Start Having Headaches Regularly
Having headaches regularly are a sign that you need to make an appointment to see your eye doctor as soon as possible. During your eye examination, your eye doctor at Stahl Eyecare Experts can search for the source of your headache regularity, perhaps discovering that you head hurts because you need a prescription for eyeglasses or contacts, or that you’ve developed other conditions like astigmatism or even glaucoma.
Having headaches on a regular basis isn’t just a sign of serious vision conditions. Your eye doctor may find that your eyes are in good health, and ask you about how many hours you are looking at a computer screen, which can strain your eyes and result in headaches. Your eye doctor may deduce that the solution could be as simple as taking regular screen breaks to rest your eyes.
2. You Have An Eye Infection
If you are experiencing eye discharge, redness, pain, and sensitivity to light, get in to see your eye doctor ASAP. These are signs of an eye infection. Early detection and treatment is essential and may require no more than a simple antibiotic. Eye infections left untreated can potentially lead to vision damage and discomfort.
3. You’re Seeing Floaters
Floaters are quite common, and something many people have but they don’t actually notice. Floaters are nothing to worry about unless they increase in number or affect your vision. If this happens, call and make an appointment right away with your eye doctor at Stahl Eyecare Experts. A sudden increase in floaters, as well as seeing bright flashes of light, could mean a detached retina, which can lead to blindness if not quickly treated.
4. You Are Experiencing Eye Pain
If your eyes hurt, don’t just put up with the pain. An eye exam with your eye doctor may lead to a diagnosis of chronic dry eye syndrome, which is treatable with eye drops and artificial tears. However, your eye pain may be a symptom of something more serious, like a scratched cornea which requires proper treatment.
5. You’ve Started To Squint
Squinting is normal in certain situations like when we’ve forgotten our sunglasses at home on a sunny day. But if you find that you’re squinting while completing everyday tasks such as reading or when trying to make out the face of a friend in a crowd, make an appointment with your eye doctor. It might be time for a pair of prescription eyeglasses.
Overdue for your annual appointment with Stahl Eyecare Experts? Schedule one now and get back on the path to visual health!