Vision problems and blindness are on the rise in Canada. In fact, it is predicted that the total annual cost of vision loss in Canada in 2032 will be $30,3 billion! This Valentine’s Day, it is time to wake up and see the roses – clearly! Here are a few signs that indicate a trip to the optometrist has become necessary:
You’re Struggling To See At Night
If you’re battling to see clearly, especially when driving at night, it is definitely time for an eye exam. Poor vision when driving at night is often the first sign of deteriorating vision, especially in older adults.
You’ve Recently Been Diagnosed With A Health Problem
Did you know that certain conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, can put you at a much greater risk of suffering from eye-related problems and diseases – glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, in particular? If you’ve been diagnosed with either of these health issues, it is important for you to visit your eye doctor on a more regular basis.
You’re Suffering From Frequent Headaches
Headaches and migraines are often a symptom of vision loss. They are usually brought on by squinting and frowning when you’re trying to focus on objects throughout your day. It is definitely worth it to get an eye test done to rule out vision loss problems when investigating the cause of regular headaches.
Your Eyes Feel Tired
If your eyes feel tired or irritated a lot of the time, there is a good chance that you’re in need of a new pair of glasses.
Here at 3 for 1 glasses, we’re known for providing our patients with three pairs of high-quality glasses for the price of one. For more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to make an appointment with one of our specialists.