Many of us go about our daily life without realising we have vision problems, unaware we could benefit from simple vision correction. Any deterioration in our eyesight can be so gradual that it can sometimes go unnoticed, which is why having regular eye tests is essential in maintaining good vision and general good health.
The most common vision problems are Myopia (shortsightedness), Hyperopia (longsightedness), Astigmatism (irregular curvature of the front of the eye) and Presbyopia (natural effect of aging). Most people have one of the these conditions which affects both children and adults
10 Signs You May Need Glasses:
- Blurred close-up vision (longsightedness/Hyperopia or Presbyopia (the need for reading glasses as we age))
- Poor distance vision (shortsightedness/Myopia)
- Difficulty seeing objects both close up and at a distance (Astigmatism – irregular curvature of the front of the eye)
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Increased difficulty adjusting from dark to light surroundings
- Difficulty in reading or working at a computer
- Eyestrain or eye fatigue
- Frequent headaches
- Double vision
- Seeing halos around light
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, make an appointment today with one of our qualified optometrists.
Children don’t know if their vision isn’t up to par. A child may seem clumsy or not be very successful with fine motor skills. A student may be challenged with school work or deemed “lazy”. Your child should not be struggling to reach their full potential due to poor vision.
Be sure to have their eyes checked by the age of 3 or sooner if you perceive a problem or have a family history of poor vision.