How to Know if You Need Glasses?

How to Know if You Need Glasses?

Figuring out if you need glasses can be tough. It can also be a tough truth to face. Vision loss tends to set in gradually. Some notice it whilst other people pretend it is not happening. It can be a real pain to organize going to see the optometrist and it will be another expense that you maybe just don’t have the money for. However, your loss of vision will only increase if you do not address it. More than that you need to know if you are long-sighted vs short-sighted or if you have a stigmatism vs astigmatism. Once you have this figured out you can start adjusting to your life with full sight again.

Night blindness

If you are starting to need glasses one of the first places you will notice it is at night. Night blindness is often the start of a need for glasses. You may begin to notice that you are struggling to see in dimly lit settings or in the dark. When you are driving home, the signs may no longer be clear, you may be more likely to hit animals, or you may just struggle to navigate that late-night journey to the bathroom from your bedroom. If you are experiencing this as a problem, then you definitely should not ignore it. You may need prescription glasses to help you improve the situation.

Squinting at the computer

One of the issues that the modern world has brought us is that your eyes now spend a ridiculous amount of time staring at an electronic screen. You may start to notice that it becomes more difficult to bring letters or images into focus. When this happens, you will likely start to squint. If you are doing this regularly then you may have an underlying vision problem or an eye strain. It is recommended that after 20 minutes of staring at a screen then you should look away and focus on something else for 20 seconds. Being mindful of your screen time can limit any further damage to your eyes.

Blurry vision

Blurry vision is perhaps the most obvious sign of your eyes struggling and a definite sign that you will need glasses. Whilst some vision blurring can be explained away by tiredness, strain, or dry eyes, if your vision is not coming back quickly then you need to book an eye exam. If you have a consistent bad vision then it is likely that you will either be farsighted, shortsighted, or have an astigmatism. These are all fairly common, but you will need a trained professional to investigate your eyes so that you can discover what is causing your problem.

Needing glasses

Needing glasses is nothing to be ashamed about. There was a time back in the day when people would get made fun of for having to get a pair but these days, they are so common that no one bats an eye. In fact, they can be great fashion accessories. You just need to find a pair that suits your face.


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