Many people who read the title to this post may, quite obviously, think that ‘not being able to see well’ is a good prerequisite for needing glasses. On that note you would be utterly correct. Yet the truth is that noticing a lapsing degree of visual quality is not the only sign that can come along with needing glasses.
After all, some people feel that having to wear glasses is somehow inconvenient or isn’t the kind of ‘accessory’ they’re looking for, but of course, visiting a service like Clear Vision Optometry to get an appropriate prescription and eye health check is absolutely essential regardless.
But what are the hidden or seemingly inconsequential signs that you may need glasses in your life? After all, if you can notice the signs, then you’ll be much more likely to visit the professionals as and when you need them. While this may sound minor, your eye health is an essential part of your overall wellbeing, and so consider the following symptoms you may wish to look out for:
If you notice that tension headaches seem to keep recurring and it’s making you lose focus, keeping you distracted, or if they come on at all hours of the day for no discernable reason, it’s important to make sure that it’s not poor eyesight causing you this problem. Over time, this issue can compound and as your brain tries its hardest to clarify the input from your ocular system, it can lead to headaches and the inability to think clearly. While it’s important to visit your doctor, it can also be worthwhile to schedule an eye test.
Halos In Bright Light
If you notice fuzz or halos in bright light then it could be that your eyesight needs testing. This can sometimes be a sign of a lack of competent vision or degrading vision. This can also sometimes cause the tension headaches we laid out above, which is never a fun experience in its own right. When you can adequately find the glasses you need, or the treatment you deserve, then you’re much less likely to find that brighter lights bother you, especially when contrasted against the darkness of a blacker image or night.
If you notice that you’re struggling to make out the license plates of those several cars in front of you, or your hazard perception seems to be less responsive, or simply that you tend to get headaches while driving (particularly at night), then it might be you need driving frames. In many countries, a proper eye examination is required in order to ensure you can see properly or that you have the proper lens provisions in place, but this is not universal. In some scenarios, a final examiner might just ask you to read out a license plate a few cars away, but that hardly proves yo have great eyesight, nor does it apply to degraded eyesight after you’ve passed your test. We’d recommend that if you’ve been having trouble, you visit your optometrist immediately.
With this advice, you’ll be able to identify if you need glasses in your life – but always refer to the accredited professionals.