6 Signs It’s Time to “SEE” Your Eye Doctor

When Was The Last Time You Saw Your Fishers Eye Doctors?

eyeblogThis is a sign that it is probably time to see your eye doctor! Most eye doctors suggest having a comprehensive eye exam once a year. Many eye diseases start with no symptoms at all, therefore having a regular eye exam can eliminate the risk of one of these diseases. Eye exams are just as important as an annual physical. After all, your vision is the light of your world, why would you not devote 1 to 2 hours a year to making sure your eyes are healthy. If you can’t recall when your last exam was, Contact Dr. Amy Walden & Associates, your Fishers Eye Doctors for an exam. Your vision changes quite a bit over the course of a year, especially in adults over the age of 50. However, there are many signs that should send you to the eye doctor sooner than your regularly scheduled eye exam.

6 signs It’s Time To See Your Eye Doctor:

1. Blurred Vision

If you have experienced blurred vision in one or both eyes this could be a sign that you may have an eye disease or maybe even a bigger health issue. These are signs that should not be ignored and you should see your eye doctor quickly.

2. Headaches

Headaches that occur behind the eyes could be caused by an eye condition. The throbbing, sharp, or intense pain indicates there is something irritating your eye or vision. Whether it is caused by eyestrain or any other health issue, it is best to have your Fishers Eye Doctors be the first one to look into this.

3. Squinting

Squinting is a medical condition called strabismus. A squint occurs when the eyes do not look together in the same direction.  One eye may look upwards, downwards, or sideways. This condition usually occurs because of an incorrect balance of the muscles that move the eye. This is a condition that should be checked out by your eye doctor to prevent even more damage to the eye.

4. Sensitivity to Light

When your eyes are sensitive to light, you may be developing “photophobia”. This condition occurs when your eyes are sensitive to any form of light. Whether it is from natural light, such as the sun or other lighting sources like fluorescent lighting, there are easy fixes once the trigger is determined. This could be as simple as an eye infection or a more underlying health issue such as migraines or other eye-related diseases.

5. Eye Pain

Eye pain can be either ocular or orbital pain. Ocular pain comes from the outer structures of the eye and orbital pain occurs behind the eyes or inward. Whether you have itchy, dry, or running eyes, these could all be symptoms of orbital pain. Some of these symptoms may be simple signs of allergies or a sty on your eye. If you have a deep, dull pain you may be having symptoms of a more advanced eye condition. All of these signs should trigger you to schedule your next eye exam.

6. Eye Infection

Eye infections occur when bacteria, fungi, and other viruses come in contact with your eye or any part of the area around it. Common symptoms include: swollen eyes, red eyes, pain, watery eyes, dry eyes, itching, swelling, or blurred vision. If any of these symptoms occur please make an appointment with your eye doctor. Letting any of these symptoms go, can give your eyes permanent damage.

It Might Be Time To SEE Your Fishers Eye Doctors

If you’ve experienced any of the signs above, this is a strong indication that the next step for you is to contact your Fishers Eye Doctors Dr. Amy Walden & Associates for a comprehensive exam to prevent any damage to your eyes. Your eyes are just as important as any other body part, now it’s time to treat them like it. Give us a call to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Amy Walden & Associates.

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