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Signs that your Eyesight is getting Weak

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Healthy eyes are a blessing that should not be taken for granted, pay close attention to any symptoms of weakening eyesight.  A healthy eyesight or 20/20 vision is vital to living a successful and prosperous life; we can’t even begin to imagine where we would be without our eyesight. Blindness is a debilitating and deeply traumatic health consequence. This is essentially why it is so important that you never take your eyesight for granted.

The best way to ensure good eye health is by eating foods rich in carotene and other antioxidants that will protect our eyes from the oxidative damage caused by free radical cells. Incorporating foods such as leafy green vegetables, carrots, and sea food is necessary for eye health.

Symptoms of a weakening eye sight are quite clearly felt, and as soon as you begin experiencing the symptoms it is strongly advised that you immediately go to an optometrist. Here are a few of the things you should look out for:

1.     Blurry vision

The sharpness with which we can focus on an object either far or near is the sign of healthy eyesight. The opposite of this is when we suddenly look at something and the image appears blurry and takes time to come into focus is a sign that the eye is no longer performing to its full capacity. This is an indication for weakening eyesight.

2.     Glare

If you are forced to shield your eye, even when the sun’s rays aren’t that powerful then your eyes have become very sensitive the sun’s glare as well as reflected light. It is important that you immediately see a doctor. This problem can be due to farsightedness, nearness, cataracts or other eye issues.

3.     Double vision

This is when you experience seeing two of the same objects. This can be a sign of severely damaged eyesight and needs to be examined immediately. This can begin in one or both eyes and may the result of cataracts, astigmatism and irregularly shaped cornea. This can pose difficulties in performing the simplest of tasks, and is quite common in college students.

4.     Squinting

Having difficulty determining something from afar, or do you have trouble reading what’s in front of you? If you need to constantly narrow your eyes to read something then your eyesight may be rapidly weakening. Squinting helps the eye focus by narrowing the curvature of the light entering your eye. This can be due to the eyeball changing shape or change in the structure of the cornea.

5.     Headaches

Headaches can often be a result of stress or strain that we place on our eyes while trying to focus or squint. Blurry vision or seeing double forces you to place undue strain on your eyes leading to severe headaches.

Bottom line

Whenever any of the above mentioned symptoms start to manifest it is advised to visit a certified and experienced eye doctor immediately. Keep an eye out for light halos and night blindness as well. Night blindness is when you start having difficulty in seeing clearly in the dark or dimmed lights. You also sometimes may experience a difficulty in determining objects that are reasonably far from you or are now having a blurring affect while trying to read, these also are signs of weakened eyesight.

Written by Total Focus

At Total Focus Optometry, we’ve spent the last 70 years building meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. From routine eye exams to contact lens fittings we offer our patients a variety of services to meet their eye care needs.

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