If someone notices these symptoms for the first time one may assume it is an issue with his or her sleeping patterns, fatigue or a sign of something else. Yet one of the most dangerous eye experiences is macular degeneration. So one may wonder on how to know that an eye test is needed, this is how to do so:
Vision issues could range from blurred images to poor vision adjustment when looking at different distances. When it comes to blurry images it only means that you cannot read the letters or see clear images of what you see.
One of the optical examinations will comprise of tests that test see how far you can see without straining your eyes. In addition, if you have a problem focusing, or notice spots floating, double vision, flashing lights, words jumbling on a page, and poor night vision are all clear indications you need to see an optician. If you are still not sure about whether you need to see an optometrist then try making a small hole through a cardboard and if you can see clearer through the pin hole then there is a chance you need an eye exam especially if you do not have clear visions of distant objects.
What optometrists are likely to test
There are three major tests that any optometrist is likely to test to determine the kind of remedy you need; and these remedies comprise of prescription glasses, eye exercises/surgery or eye drops. The three examinations are:
Macular degeneration: Macular Degeneration or otherwise, termed as MD is a group of degenerative diseases that affect the retina hence result to slow but painless loss of vision hence resulting to blurred vision. However, there is still a lot that needs to be done in this area so as to treat the condition. Otherwise, there are various interventions on how to reduce its progression such as nutrition.
Glaucoma: Some of the common signs of glaucoma is onset of pain, colored halos when you are around lights, headaches in the forehead and at times accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Its remedy will require reducing pressure within the eyes as it is quite abnormally high.
Cataracts: They are normally come as a result of the natural aging process where the eye lens gradually adds other layers as it becomes larger hence will look like onions. This in the end leads to poor eye flexibility and blurry vision. So far there is a medical breakthrough for cataract patients whereby a day surgery will be enough to remove the cloudy lens and replace with it a plastic one hence giving you a 20/20 vision. In other words, such symptoms are indicating that you need an eye test.