While it’s important to get regular eye exams, especially if you wear corrective lenses, there are some instances where your eye concerns shouldn’t wait. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms and they’ve come on without warning, you’ll want to book an appointment with an optometrist right away.
Your Eyes Are Irritated
When something’s bothering your eyes, they may water excessively, grow red or feel gritty, itchy or dry. It could be there’s something in your eye or perhaps it’s an allergy or exposure to an irritant. Your eye care professional can help solve the mystery if your discomfort comes on quickly and doesn’t go away.
Your Eye Floaters Are More Frequent and Intense
Many people witness the occasional eye floater. It’s when you see a lot of them all of a sudden that’s concerning. Even if it’s not painful, it may be a sign of a serious eye condition that could cost you your vision.
You Notice a Halo Around Bright Lights
It’s a pretty common experience for people to experience seeing a halo around lights from time to time. But if it’s new to you, appearing consistently, and also accompanied by other symptoms, like pain or blurry vision, you’ll want an eye care professional to check it out.
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