As we get older it is natural that various functions of our bodies will begin to fail and slowly change. One of the most common parts of the body which this happens to is the eyes. Over time we aren’t able too see as we once could, we may struggle with short or long distance and this is why a regular checkup at an eye center is so crucial. There of course occasions where you may find that you have to make an appointment at he eye center because you are feeling certain symptoms or having some problems. So what exactly are these symptoms which you should be looking out for? Let’s take a look.

Regular Headaches

Headaches can occur for a large number of reasons and of course it would be foolish to suggest that every headache indicated that someone needs glasses. With this being said you should be cautious if you are having repeated headaches, especially at the end of the day. The reason why this is the case is that headaches can occur when your eyes are having to work too hard to process what they are seeing. The result is pain around the eyes and on the forehead.


When our eyes begin to stop working as well as they once did, people all often squint to see things more clearly. This is done because when you squint, there is less light which is allowed into the eye, and that helps to process the image in a clearer way. This however is a telltale sign that you need to get your eyes checked. There is a big difference from squinting when the sun is in your face, a perfectly natural reaction, and squinting because you can’t see very well, something which will need to be addressed.

Blurred Vision

Much like headaches, having blurred vision don’t mean that you instantly need to get to the eye center and get tested. Again however, blurred vision can certainly be a result of eye problems and it is well worth getting checked out if this is happening repeatedly. Blurred vision is basically your eyes getting very tired and therefore failing to be able to properly process images. The eyes get tired because they are overworked and trying to compensate for a failing part. If blurred vision begins to happen a lot, it is time to get them checked out.

Poor Sight

And of course there is also the obvious reason for going to get your eyes tested, and that is poor sight. If you do find that your vision isn’t what it once was, perhaps you can’t read the fine print any longer or you struggle with things far away from you, don’t be too proud to go and have your eyes checked.

It can be tough to accept that a part of our body is failing, but in doing so you can help to increase your vision and get things back to the way that they were.