What to Do When You Have Problems With Your Vision

If you work on computers all day and well into the night like I do, you probably have some issues with your eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until a few years ago. I couldn't see the small print on my computer screen, even after I adjusted the monitor's settings. Sometimes, everything would appear blurry or out of focus. Eventually, I sought help from an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with computer vision syndrome and prescribed eyeglasses to correct it. Now, I rest my eyes as much as possible when I work. I wanted to help other people with their vision problems, so I started this blog. My blog offers many tips on how to improve your eyesight, as well as what to do when your vision fails. Good luck with your vision problems and thanks for stopping in.

2 Things Your Optometrist Will Do At Your Appointment


If you have noticed that it is getting harder for you to see, then it might be time for you to visit an optometrist and get your eyes checked. You should see an optometrist regularly, but if you have not worn glasses or contacts in the past, you might not get your eyes checked regularly. Changes in your vision can be sneaky, and you do not always notice them until they get bad enough that you can't see as clearly as you used to. When you go see an optometrist, there are several things that the doctor will do to make sure that your eyes are healthy and to help you see better. 

Check Your Existing Glasses

If you have glasses, then your doctor will check them first, even if they already have a copy of your prescription. It is just another way to make sure that you have been using the prescription you had last. If you have been using cheaters from the local pharmacy, then the doctor will probably check those too to let them know what the prescription is for those because it will give them a place to start when testing your eyes. 

Glaucoma Test

Another thing that the optometrist will do is to give you a glaucoma test. Glaucoma increases the pressure in your eyes, damaging them and the optic nerve. The doctor checks for glaucoma using a special tool that gets placed extremely close to your eyeball. This tool reads the pressures in your eye and lets the doctor know if something is wrong. Some people have difficulty with this test because the tool is so close to your eyeball, but it is an important one to have done. If you have glaucoma, then you need to get it treated immediately before any existing damage worsens. If you have a hard time with this test, then the doctor can help you by holding your eyelids open while using the tool. That might skew the results a bit, so the doctor will try not to do this, if at all possible. 

If you have just noticed that your eyes are having a hard time seeing as well as they used to or you are getting headaches from straining your eyes, then you need to see an optometrist as soon as you can in order to make sure that you just need to have new glasses made. 


5 August 2021