Posted by: Carolinas Center for Sight in Ophthalmologist

require more frequent eye exams.

However, even if you aren’t due for a regular eye exam, there are some signs and symptoms that should alert you to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor. If you experience any of the following symptoms, schedule an eye exam as soon as possible: 

Blurry Vision: Blurry vision may be an indication that it’s time for new glasses. It may also be a sign of a larger health issue and should always be taken seriously.

Sudden Appearance of Visual Disturbances: A sudden onset of visual disturbances such as floaters, flashes of light or obstruction of vision could be a sign of a serious vision-threatening issue such as retinal tear, hole or detachment.

Headaches: Headaches can be one of the early warning signs of a change in vision.

Having some infrequent eye pain or eye strain isn’t usually a big problem. 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 important to get it checked out.

An Eye Infection: If you experience swelling of the eyelids, itchiness, redness, a pink discoloration of the whites of your eyes and/or discharge – you may have an eye infection. 

Regular eye exams are an important part of maintaining your vision and overall health. Eye exams can often reveal developing health issues that aren’t easily found even with a physical by a family doctor.

If you’re ready to schedule an eye exam with one of our doctors in Florence, contact Carolinas Centers for Sight at 800-868-9393.