According to a survey, about 60% of the world’s total population requires vision correction. But luckily for medical science, about 80% of those issues can be completely resolved with proper precaution and care.

Here are some of the signs that might indicate that you need an eye exam;

1. Recurring Headaches

In this modern day and age of technology where most of our time is spent looking at screens, it’s easy to assume that frequent headaches occur due to constant exposure to light from such a short distance. While it might be true, the headaches can also be caused by deterioration of your vision quality over time. If you experience frequent headaches even after getting proper amounts of rest, then it might be your under-stress eyes, trying to tell you that you need an eye exam.  

2. Blurry or Double Vision

If you face difficulty reading a book 25cm away, or have difficulty recognising a friend’s face standing not too far from you, then you might have either near or far sightedness. In either of the conditions, you tend to have a blurry or slightly doubled vision of whatever you’re trying to focus on. And that can indicate that it may be time to get a prescription for your eyes.

3. Strain on the eyes

In some cases, one might not experience disruption of the vision at all. Sometimes it’s as simple as the fact that your eyes get tired a lot faster and easier than they once used to. That is because the muscles in your eyes are trying to work extra hard to give you focused vision. This strain can cause you to squint your eyes while trying to look at a computer screen or while trying to work, and that can result in headaches as well.

4. Sensitivity with shifting light exposures

Sometimes it takes your eyes longer than usual to adjust to sudden light or dark. Because your muscles are already trying to work harder to compensate your loss in vision quality, the sudden exposures can be difficult to adjust with as the muscles are already overworked. This can also indicate corneal abrasion and you should consult an optometrist the first chance you get to prevent further damage.

5. Difficulty seeing at night

If you have experienced disruptions in your vision especially at night, while driving or in dimly lit places, then that might indicate a certain level of night blindness in extreme cases. Sometimes the disruptions tend to seem like halos around lights, floaters or dark spots. All of these things mean that you need to book an appointment with your eye specialist bendigo to prevent further damage.