Do you think you might need glasses? Well, you've made the right stop (just before your doctor's office, of course), to see if you need glasses or not. We're glad you're here, so tune in below and read on to learn more about how to tell if you need glasses.
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Join Eyeglass Tyler as he takes you through a few tests to see if you really do need glasses.
There are a lot of different vision issues that can cause you to take a visit to your doctor's office. Some common issues people experience are blurred vision and squinting. Both are most commonly related to nearsightedness or farsightedness. There's also astigmatism which is blurred vision across the board and relates most commonly with squinting. Eye strain is another one which people who deal with a lot of near-vision work such as reading or looking at a computer and this one is most related to far-sightedness because it means you can see far but not as well up close. What's interesting about far-sightedness, or hyperopia, is that your eyes can accommodate seeing things up close but essentially it's your eye straining so you don't need a corrected vision or corrective lenses. Over time hyperopia can cause headaches and discomfort.
Something Tyler sees a lot when talking with people about their eyesight issues is that they only go to the eye doctor when they start to have problems with their vision. He notes how important it is, whether you're having problems or not, to go get an eye exam annually because the doctor is not just checking to correct your vision but also the overall health of your eyes. So be sure to schedule that exam yearly so your eyes are always healthy and happy.
There are a lot of people who find they need to go for an eye exam once they find out they can't get their license because of that failed driving test. This topic is pretty unique but it's most common in people who have nearsighted issues; being unable to see far ahead of you. This is called myopia and it usually gets worse as you age.
The common vision corrections are what have been mentioned above; myopia, nearsightedness, when objects far away appear blurry, and hyperopia, far-sightedness, when objects close to you appear blurry. There's also astigmatism which makes objects blurry from both far and near. Presbyopia is most common with age and when the lens of your eye becomes less elastic. Lastly, cataracts cannot be corrected with glasses, and require surgery, though afterward a person will need glasses, especially for night driving.
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