Do you need glasses?

According to research, 60 per cent of the world’s population needs vision correction, so you’re not alone if you wear glasses.

It’s recommended you have an eye test every two years which can indicate if you need glasses or a new prescription and detect some common medical conditions.

According to the experts at House Call Doctor, here’s some signs you should look out for:

Blurry vision: If you’ve noticed your vision becoming blurry either up close or far away, it could indicate far-sightedness or short-sightedness.

Regular squinting: Squinting helps to reduce the extra light entering the eye and reduce a blurred image. It can be a sign that you are trying to compensate for poor vision.

Difficulty seeing at night: Issues such as cataracts can cause trouble with vision at night.

Headaches: Eye strain caused by focusing difficulties or vision issues can result in headaches and can be a sign you need glasses.

Needing to read a book up close or far away: How you read a book can be an indication of vision issues. If you’re short-sighted you will hold a book close, or if farsighted the book will be far away. Many people experience reading difficulties as they age, typically starting in their 40s. Reading glasses can be a solution.

Halos around lights: This occurs when your eyes aren’t focussing properly which causes lights to become scattered or blurry. Sometimes this can be corrected by glasses but can also be a sign of cataracts.

Computer issues: Struggling to read at the computer can be a sign that you might have far-sightedness. You can try the 20-20-20 rule: every twenty minutes look twenty feet away for twenty seconds. If symptoms continue, schedule an appointment.

With plenty of vision correction options available including prescription glasses, contacts, eye surgery, you do not need to sacrifice style to look after your eyes.



Felisha Parrish

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