In our last blog, we listed four signs that your eyes need some medical attention. Let’s look at our final four symptoms.
Having some infrequent eye pain or eye strain isn’t usually a big problem. Everything from the amount of sleep you are getting to seasonal allergies, or even a cold or the flu can cause temporary eye pain or fatigue. However, if you experience ongoing eye pain for more than a few days, or if you experience ongoing eye pain with eye movements, it’s a good idea to get it checked out. It can sometimes be a sign of an eye infection, a more serious health condition, or even a warning sign that your vision has changed. Get it checked out.
Frequent headaches can be a sign of a vision problem. Because vision changes usually occur slowly, one often doesn’t notice. But, if you are experiencing headaches often, you may want to consider getting your eyes checked. Headaches can be one of the early warning signs of a change in vision.
Light sensitivity can be a symptom of a number of disorders or eye diseases (as well as an eye infection.) So if you find yourself regularly experiencing light sensitivity, get an eye exam.
If you experience swelling of the eyelids, redness, itching, or a pink discoloration of the whites of your eyes, and/or discharge, you may have an eye infection. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an eye exam immediately to have it looked at.
Some eye degeneration will happen over time. Loss in vision quality, and often cataracts come with age. However, make sure you are taking care of your eyes by regularly having them checked by one of our doctors at Milan Eye Center.