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Eyeglasses: 7 signs to know you if you need them

If you're wondering if you need to start wearing glasses, here are some signs that can help you decide.

Frequent squinting. The eyes naturally squint when trying to make blurry images look clearer. Squinting limits the light entering the eyes to help you focus on whatever you're trying to see.

Seeing double. While it can be corrected with the right glasses, double vision can be a sign of a more serious condition that requires immediate attention. Its possible causes include cataract, scars on the cornea, aneurysm, and brain trauma.

Headaches. Not all headaches indicate poor eyesight. However, frequent headaches, especially those occurring after staring at screens for a prolonged period, may be a sign that you have a vision problem that can be corrected with eyeglasses.

Difficulty in reading. If you find yourself holding a book, a menu, or your phone closer or farther away from your face than before, you could be a candidate for eyeglasses.

Blurry vision. Sometimes blurry vision is a sign of eye strain or fatigue, but if you look at things – up close or far away – and they always appear to be out of focus, you may need to undergo an eye exam.

Difficulty adjusting from dark to light. As we age, the muscles that control the iris can weaken, causing the eyes to take longer than normal to adjust from dark to light environments. It’s best to have your eyes checked for any issues or if you are in need of corrective lenses.

Eye rubbing. Excessive eye rubbing can be related to vision problems like fatigue or eye strain that could be treated with the right glasses.

Bear in mind that while these signs can be handy to reference, the best way to figure out if you indeed need glasses is still by visiting an eye doctor.

To schedule an appointment, give us a call at (0966) 9501-464 or visit us at Level C, Williams Center, Williams St., corner Mayflower St., Greenfield District, Mandaluyong City.


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