5 Reasons & Signs You Need To Visit Your Eye Doctor

5 Reasons & Signs You Need To Visit Your Eye Doctor

We know that eye strain affects productivity in the office heavily. Read on our blog suggestions and advice on how to treat and cure digital eye strain. We also offer productivity tips and how to be the most efficient with your time.

However, If one of these symptoms or situations applies to your day-to-day, it’s time to get an appointment :

1. Constant headaches.

If you’re popping Advil on a regular basis, it’s time to talk to your eye doctor. Anything from changes in your vision, to constant exposure to screens, to poor lighting, to some eye diseases can overwork your peepers, creating strained eyes and a throbbing head.

2. Abnormal sensations and appearance. 

If your eye’s appearance changes or if your eye feels bad, it’s time to make an appointment. Keep in mind that, Redness, pain, discharge from the eye, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision are all examples of abnormal symptoms to have examined. Those symptoms can be caused by a range of infections that need to be treated.

3. Shapes and lights.

The technical term for this symptom is “floater” – and the term refers to any spots or lights that drift through your field of vision. They’re annoying, but they are usually harmless and disappear with time. Emphasis on usually! Some floaters are the result of eye diseases and are the first warning sign of trouble. A large flash within the eye can also happen if your vitreous pulls away from the retina. If you see really bright flashes, call your doctor immediately.

4. You have diabetes or a family history of diabetes.

Diabetes causes damage throughout the body as the disease progresses. Your eyes can potentially take a hit from this illnesses, as high blood sugar can injure the blood vessels in your eyes and steal away your vision through diabetic retinopathy.

5. You work around screens all day long.

All of that screen use adds up and exposes us to blue light. Without proper exposure management, all that blue light can make our eyes feel tired, sore, and dry – creating a condition known as digital eye strain. Visiting a doctor will help you eliminate any serious medical causes as the source of your discomfort.

-Phonetic Eyewear Family