Seek out an ophthalmologist if you notice these signs:
1. Need to stay close to see
Do you need to keep your face on the TV to see? Or put the book too close to the face to read? These are signs of myopia . People with myopia see objects close up clearly but blurred at a distance.
2. Difficulty in seeing in the dark or at night
If your vision at night is weak and you can not see the tree in your garden, for example, you may need glasses. Also consult your ophthalmologist, as this may be a sign of cataract onset.
3. Eye pain
Pains in the eyes or tired eyes is a sign of vision failure. You have not changed your habits, and your vision gets tired more easily. Vision can be tired while you are reading, driving, writing, or on the phone. Try to change the light and take a few breaks, if the vision fatigue continues, seek medical advice.
4. Frequent headaches
When the eyes strain too hard to focus, the muscles of the face are forced to work harder, resulting in headaches.
5. Blurred vision
If you have difficulty seeing from a distance or close up and your vision is blurry it may be a sign that you have developed astigmatism . Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea causing it to become oval rather than spherical as is normal. This causes the vision to be distorted or blurred.
6. Pressure in the eyes
If you feel pressure behind your eyes, this may be a sign that you are developing glaucoma. There are several types of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a group of ocular diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve.
7. View halos around lights
Your eyes can not focus lights correctly, so you see halos. This is a sign that you are developing eye problems.
8. Difficulty in seeing up close
Moving away objects is also a sign of trouble. It may indicate hyperopia , which is the difficulty in seeing closely.
If you notice any of these signs, seek an ophthalmologist as soon as possible as some eye problems can be treated easily and others need special care.