10 Signs You Need To See An Eye Doctor

I was born blind. When I was two years old, I had an operation on both eyes. I gained sight in my right eye. My left eye not so much. The doctor diagnosed me with Amblyopia, also well known as lazy eye. It causes decrease to no vision due to abnormal development of the eye. If left untreated, a child may never see from that eye. What happens is your brain tells that eye not to recognize anything from the poor seeing eye. My parents tried. Yet, the results were not good. I can see shadows from my left eye. Nothing more. I can’t read. As everything is blurry if I cover my right eye up.

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The sad part is my daughter suffers from the same issue with her eyes. She use to see a specialist while living in Florida. I moved to Ohio, where they refused to do anything more than have her wear glasses and get new ones every year.

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Both of sons have issues with their eyes as well. My oldest started complaining last year. He is 24 years old. I told him where to go if he needs glasses, to get them. As most of the people in our family wears them. He hasn’t done it yet.

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My teen son mentioned something last school year about his eye sight. I got him in right away. The sad part, was he waited six months before mentioning it. His grades went from AB’s to almost failing. Since, he got his new glasses. His grades have went back up.

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It is important to have your eyes checked. If you are having trouble seeing at all. You should make an appointment to go to the eye doctors. Don’t wait. Not doing this can cost someone their vision.


10 Signs you need to see an eye doctor :

1. You turn the font size up on your computer.
2. You squint to read.
3. You have trouble seeing as far as you use to.
4. You are seeing more shadows than normal.
5. You wake up with blurry vision. (It can be as simple as having diabetis.)
6. You see things floating in front of your eyes.
7. You have an infection
8. Getting migraines out of the blue for no reason
9. Sensitive to light
10. If you haven’t had an eye exam in the last two years.

Exercise : Close your eyes for at least 20 seconds, imagine this is what you will see for the rest of your life. Can you live with no color? Only darkness?

Do you or others in your family wear glasses? If so, what is the reason for the glasses?

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    1. Sandy KS Post author

      Mine are getting worse. Plus dealing with vision problems associated with diabetis 2. It sucks.

      I am sorry to hear you eyes are bad.

  1. Marsha Cooper

    I need an eye exam badly. It’s been 7 years since I’ve had one and got new glasses. It’s not covered on our insurance though so my eyes…and head will suffer more.

    1. Sandy KS Post author

      I haven’t had prescription glasses since mine disappeared in 2010 somewhere. I never did find them. I wear glasses I picked up at Dollar Tree. I get a pair for reading, than another for driving. I need bifocals or worse.

      I hope you get your eye checked soon. Do you have the lions club or anything like that can help out?

  2. Rex Trulove

    I know full well that I need to see an eye doctor, but there is no way I can afford it. The last time I went to one was 2003, when I got the glasses that I still wear. It was at that time that I was diagnosed with progressive glaucoma. My eyesight is getting worse and things tend to be blurry even with my glasses on. I’m near sighted to begin with and the growth of cataracts is making my vision blurry. Eventually, I’ll need laser surgery and can only hope that I can afford it by then.

    1. Sandy KS Post author

      I am sorry to hear that. I hope you get the stuff you need to help with your vision. I am slowly going blind myself. I hate every minute of it.

    2. Andria Perry

      Most hospitals have programs that will cover people who do not have insurance so you can get the test and surgery if needed for free. I am on one of those programs now.

    3. Rex Trulove

      @rusty2rusty, I’m sure it will happen, I just don’t know when. I do know, however, that when the surgery is done, I will be extremely appreciative to have my eyesight back to somewhat normal. I know it will never be 20-20, but it didn’t start out that way in the first place.

    4. Rex Trulove

      Our hospital was hit extremely hard by ObamaCare. Before that was rammed through, there was a program for low income people. There still is, but it is a shadow of what it used to be. Part of it is that cataract laser surgery is considered to be elective surgery, as silly as that sounds.

      I also need to have a hip replaced and need meds for thrombosis, so putting all of it together, the total cost is more than the money that is available, especially considering that I’m old enough that they don’t consider it a worthwhile investment. If I was 10 years younger, it MIGHT make a difference, though I’m not sure.

  3. Andria Perry

    I am near sighted and I need a check up, its been around 3 years. I know she will make me get new stronger glasses but I just cannot afford them right now, I only wear glasses outside and to drive. I can see to read.

    I shared this article on twitter and I stumbled it.

    1. Sandy KS Post author

      Thank you Andria. I am the point I can not see without glasses. I hope you get the new glasses you need.

  4. Nona

    The teachers realized I needed glasses when I was in primary school and let my dad know. I’ve had them ever since.

    I’m WAY behind on a check up and I’m in desperate need of a new pair of glasses (I can’t see so good any more with these) but so many other medical things keep going on that it gets pushed to the bottom of the list.

    1. Sandy KS Post author

      I was born blind. Had an operation when I was two years old. I gained sight in my right eye. My left eye never did, just shadows. I am legally blind in. Now my right is worse due to diabetes.

    1. Sandy KS Post author

      I have the biggest font size my computer allows. My eyes are bad.

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