Never ever take any one of your senses for granted. You just never know when you will start to deteriorate and then, you will forget what it was like to have a healthy sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. One Of the most common things we lose early on is our 20/20 vision and thus, we tend to manage with lesser sight. But, for those that don’t experience this early on in their lives or perhaps have a history of family members with next to no sight problems, this can be difficult to detect. So we’re here to help you notice when things are going south.
The most common theme of losing sight is, you begin to squint more and more. Either because you can’t read something up close or that you simply cannot see the number plate of the car ahead while you’re driving. If you find that you are squinting naturally, stop, don’t consider this to be natural. You are losing the quality of your sight and this early sign should be noted right away. Write down why you are squinting. How far can you see? Has this happened recently or are you suffering from vision blurring for a number of months?
2. Weary eyes
When we begin to see effects in our vision, we will also have tired eyes. That’s because the muscles in your eyes have been trying to focus all day long. They get the picture, they lose it and it’s a constant tug of war. As things move into sight, your muscles relax as they move out of clear sight, your muscles begin to work again. After all that, your eyes will be tired and they’ll feel like they want to close on their own much earlier than normal.
3. You don’t feel safe driving
Because you can no longer see properly, you feel more anxious and scared while you’re behind the wheel. Nothing sends shivers up your spine, when you realize, that you can’t see properly and you’re stuck on a highway. You find it difficult to react quick enough to things happening as you cannot see indicators and general car movements ahead of you.
4. You feel you need an eye test
Maybe you are losing your vision quality, or maybe you’re just tired? Maybe you have not felt yourself lately? Then speak with an optometrist who can administer an eye exam to you. They will be polite, make you feel assured and walk you through their test. They use large equipment that is specially designed for testing eyes and looking inside the eye for any defects. They will tell you whether you need glasses or not.
5. You get headaches
Because you can’t see as well, you tend to burn a lot of mental energy trying to focus and see what you’re doing. This accumulates over weeks and weeks. It can lead to having headaches and eye strain, which are directly linked.
It’s a good idea to not put off an eye exam and just get it over with. Maybe you’re fine and just exhausted. Or, maybe you suddenly need glasses and want a guiding hand to help you through.