When was the last time you went for an eye exam? Typically, most people will only go for eye examinations when the need arises. If their eyes don't hurt or can see clearly, most people will rarely visit an optometrist or eye doctor.
Is a Routine Eye Examination Necessary?
Optometrists will always recommend annual eye examinations. It might increase your eye-care costs, but it can help detect eye problems and other issues early.
Have you been rubbing your eyes a lot? Do you strain to see at night? You might dismiss some of these signs as minor issues, but they may indicate deep underlying eye problems that should be dealt with without delay. According to Vision Impact Institute, 80% of all visual impairment cases could have been cured or avoided with early detection. Below are the top signs you need an eye exam.
An eye cataract starts developing whenever proteins that accumulate in your eye start forming clumps. These clumps inhibit your ability to see properly since no images appear on the retina. If they do, they aren't very clear. The retina is the section of your eye that uses light to form images, which are then sent as signals to your brain through the optic nerve.
At first, the cataract seems like a harmless spot in your eye until it slowly becomes an obstacle for clear vision.