It’s common to take first aid when a problem starts however when it comes to eyes, we should not take a risk at all. We must visit an ophthalmologist at any early stage of the problem. Read our article “When should I visit ophthalmologist?” to know the possible issues you should not avoid visiting an ophthalmologist.
We have often heard from our elders that we must take good care of our eyes as they are very precious. Since the time I have picked up a job of a computer professional I remember my mother advising me to wash my eyes with cold water at regular intervals, also asking me to put some cucumber and potato slices to reduce dark circles.
So I decided to visit ophthalmologist and get my eyes checked whenever I experience any kind of problems in my eyes.
When should I visit ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor who specializes in treating the eyes. As such, they can practice medicine and perform surgery. They can diagnose and treat all eye diseases. People with injuries or infections affecting their eyes should visit ophthalmologist. Whenever you have the following eye problems you must make sure that you get your eyes checked:
When you are above 40 years – as we age, our eyes age too. Our vision won’t be same forever. They may deteriorate anytime. Even if you did not have any eye problems in your life and you have crossed 40, you must visit an ophthalmologist for a casual check up.
When you often have a headache – At times problems in the eyes may lead to frequent headaches. This may be due to eye strain because of the extended period of reading, writing, working on the computer, playing video games, use of mobile phones.
- When you have blurred vision – When you start seeing things around blurred, it’s a perfect indication that it’s time to visit ophthalmologist.
- When your vision changes – Problems in reading, driving, cooking or in performing your daily chores may lead to some changes in your vision. If you notice even a slight difference, it’s time to get your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist.
- When you have red eyes – Red eyes should not be ignored whether it’s just plain or accompanied by discharge and swelling. It can be a symptom of a serious eye infection.
- When your eyes start watering – One must be careful when their eyes start watering. This may be due to common cold, allergy, or may be some eye infection.
- When you start seeing in twos – Seeing in twos could be a critical sign as far as your vision is concerned. Therefore it’s advisable to seek an ophthalmologist.
Precaution is always better than the cure. I love my eyes and so do you. Eyes are very sensitive. Let’s take a very good care of them.
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