Most people assume if they’re not having vision problems, they don’t need an eye exam. But what they don’t realize is that vision can sometimes change frequently over time. That’s why it’s important to schedule a comprehensive eye exam annually or twice a year if you have vision problems.

What signs should you look for that signal you need an eye exam?

  1. Night vision – if you are experiencing changes in your vision at night, especially while driving, then it’s time to schedule an eye exam. Changes to watch for include blurriness, not able to see signs clearly or seeing halos around some lights.
  1. Headaches – frequent headaches often accompany vision problems as your eye is straining more than normal. If you are having reoccurring headaches then schedule an eye exam immediately.
  1. Eye infections – often times eye infections can clear up on their own but if you are suffering from frequent eye infections then this could signal some overall health problems. Your local optometrist can address these vision problems easily.
  1. Light sensitivity – does this sensitivity appear suddenly? Do you find yourself squinting when light comes on? The best way to find out if you have any underlying health issues is to schedule an eye exam.
  1. Eye strain or pain – sporadic eye pain is not normally concerning, however, if you struggle from frequent eye pain or strain you should see an eye doctor. 

These are key signals to make an appointment with your local optometrist. But you should also realize that many health problems can be detected early through a comprehensive eye exam. Health issues, such as diabetes, can be recognized by your optometrist. So be sure to schedule your appointment today!