“What’s up, four-eyes!” There have been all sorts of stereotypes about people who need glasses. Some things that have been associated with a person who wears glasses is that they are smarter, shier or more reserved than average. These days, glasses have become much more commonplace and are less connected to old stereotypes. They are seen more as tools, which is what they are. But unfortunately, a large population of people are not aware that they need glasses.
How To Know If You Need Glasses
Did you know that more than half of adults need glasses? About 75% of adults need vision correction, but not all of them wear glasses or corrective eyewear. Some people only need glasses to read or to see things in the distance when they are driving. Many people do not even know that they need glasses. This may be because eyesight changes overtime, so someone who had never needed glasses before may be diagnosed with nearsightedness later in life. There are several tests that you can do to find out if you need glasses.
Why Do People Wear Glasses?
First of all, why do people wear glasses? The most common reasons why people need glasses are because they have myopia or hyperopia. These are fancy words for near-sightedness and far-sightedness. Near-sighted people have issues seeing things that are far away from them. The image will be fuzzy or blurry. Far-sighted people have the opposite problem of near-sighted people. They can see objects in the distance well, but the image of close objects is blurry. If you experience either of these conditions, you may need glasses. Similarly, if you experience any of the following problems you might need to get a pair of glasses.
Blurred vision is essentially the inability to see detail. As mentioned adobe, your vision may be blurred for things that are far-way or close to you. Your eyes may also become completely blurry. Blurred vision may come as a result of other issues such as migraines, so it is important to get a professional eye exam.
You may have headaches that originate right behind your eyes. When an individual who needs glasses tries really hard to focus on things, they may begin to develop headaches because they are straining their eyes. Even people who do not need glasses can get eye strain headaches, so it is important to give your eyes breaks when looking at a screen or focusing on something for a long period of time.
Eye strain itself may be an indication of some sort of vision problem. Tired or stressed eyes and headaches are symptoms of eye strain.
If you are squinting your eyes often in order to see something more clearly, this is typically an indicator that you may need glasses.
Distorted Or Double Vision
Some other signs that you may need glasses are distorted or double vision. Distorted vision can cause things to look wavy or bendy. Double vision is where you see two images where there is only one object. Double vision can be a cause of squinting.
How To Decide If You Need Glasses
If you experience any of these problems, then it is advisable to get an eye exam or speak to an optometrist. After you have gone through this process and it has been recommended that you get glasses, it is time to decide on what kind of glasses you want.
Do You Need Glasses?
Once you have discovered the source of your problem, the hardest part is over! Now it is time for the fun part of finding a pair of glasses that fit you. Luckily, here at Wolcott Optical, we have many different designs of glasses that you can choose from. If you need help finding a pair of glasses we are here to help. Contact us today for more information!