Coming in once every year for a comprehensive eye exam is the best way to find out if you need eyeglasses. Our Vegas optometrist, Dr. Paul Thompson, will give you a complete check up that will not only screen you for common eye diseases and check the physical structure of your vital eye parts, but also check your visual acuity and diagnose you if you are nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism, or presbyopia. But in between your eye exams, or if you have been putting off your eye exam, there are symptoms that you should take notice of that could mean you need eyeglasses.
If you find yourself straining to see, either at something up close or far away, this is a key sign of needing eyeglasses. You might also experience a headache that comes about as a result of the eye strain. If so, then you should take note. Another symptom is blurry vision, again regardless of whether it is when focusing on things up close or at a distance. Or both, of course. When you have these symptoms, what is most essential is to schedule an appointment with our Vegas optometrist to be examined and diagnosed. Determining the exact cause of the symptoms and what it means in terms of an eyeglass prescription will be Dr. Thompson’s job.
If you drive at night and find that you are having difficulties, this definitely means you should get an exam. Not only will you probably need eyeglasses, but it is not safe to drive if you cannot see properly or if you are bothered by the glare of oncoming headlights. Other symptoms include problems adjusting when going from a dark environment to a well lighted one, difficulties reading or seeing your computer, TV, or mobile device. Double vision or floaters (seeing halos that surround light) are also indications of possibly needing eyeglasses. Any of the symptoms listed above should inspire you to schedule an exam with our Vegas optometrist. There is something indescribably freeing about suddenly being able to see clearly and focus well again. Don’t put up with discomfort and difficulties when you can put that all behind you with a pair of eyeglasses.