Written By Anica Oaks / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Good eye health is as important as the rest of your health maintenance routine. Regular eye exams will ensure that any problems with your eyes can be dealt with in the early stages, so you can enjoy good vision and eye health throughout life. A number of diseases can affect the eyes, and some of these can even threaten your vision.
Here are four signs of eye disease you should watch for to ensure you can see clearly for your daily tasks at every stage of life.
Watch Eye Pain as you age
Pain in the eye is always a sign you need to see an eye doctor immediately. If you have had an injury to the eye, your optometrist may be able to help or can refer you to someone who can.
Redness, swelling and itching with a crusty discharge can be a sign of infection that your optometrist can treat effectively. Pain can also be related to more serious eye conditions, which require immediate care.
Watch Frequent Changes of Prescription as you age
If you need to change your eyeglass or contact lens prescription frequently and are still not seeing well, it could be a sign of another problem that requires attention. Diminishing vision often occurs with aging, but it can sometimes signal a medical problem that requires effective treatment to preserve your vision.
Watch Blurring of Vision as you age
Blurred vision can have a number of causes. If you spend a great deal of working on computers or looking at your Smartphone screen, you can develop eye strain and dryness that can lead to blurred vision.
Blurred vision can also be a sign of dry eye syndrome that can be caused by a number of different factors. Blurring can also be a sign of eye diseases associated with aging that should be treated by your eye doctor.
Watch Blank Spots in Your Field of Vision as you age
If you suddenly notice blank spots in your field of vision, you should consult with an eye professional immediately. Certain eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy can cause obscuring in peripheral vision or the central field of vision.
This can be a condition that needs immediate attention. Similarly, any unusual occurrence, such as a sense that a veil is coming down to obscure your vision, should be seen by your eye doctor as soon as possible.
Any noticeable change in your vision or eye health should prompt a visit to your eye doctor. Many eye conditions can be treated or managed successfully with good professional eye care. Make a point of managing your eye health as a regular part of your health maintenance efforts, so you can enjoy good vision at every age.
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Anica Oaks is a professional content and copywriter who graduated from the University of San Francisco. She loves dogs, the ocean, and anything outdoor related. You can connect with Anica on Twitter @AnicaOaks.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.