Don’t sacrifice your ability to see: get a pair of glasses!
If you’re someone who has lived the majority of your life without the aid of something to help you see, you have been incredibly fortunate. Recently, however, you may have noticed that your eyes aren’t working like they used to: reading the small print in the daily newspaper has become more difficult, and the headlights of oncoming drivers make seeing at night harder to do. The first thing you must recognize is that the decreases you’re experiencing in your vision are normal, for a decline in eyesight is something that virtually everyone can expect as they get up there in age. Don’t think you’re a lesser person because you need glasses to see—there’s simply no shame to be had. Would you rather: (1) wear glasses to maintain and improve your vision or (2) not wear glasses and let your vision, and arguably your quality of life, decline rapidly? If you think glasses are going to be a part of your future whether you like it or not, then read through the following list and remind yourself of all the activities you need good vision to enjoy.
Reading is one of those things that some people can’t live without. If you’re someone who frequently reads the morning paper, or if you’re someone who likes a good mystery novel, romance thriller, or anything else that can be considered reading material, then you need to take every available measure to make sure you can keep reading for as long as you live. If glasses are going to be what allow your eyes to scan through page after page with diligence, getting them should be a no-brainer! Plus, how many times have you seen someone reading with glasses and thought they look sophisticated?
Driving at Night
A person who experiences night blindness will be unable to see well at night or in dimly-lit conditions, but wearing glasses may significantly mitigate the symptoms of night blindness. Night blindness, or nyctalopia, is not itself a disease; instead, it’s a symptom of an underlying problem, one usually related to the retina. It is common for patients who are myopic to experience night blindness, but these symptoms are unrelated to a retinal disease and are instead because of optical issues. If you’re getting glasses because you want to see better at night, a consultation with an optometrist is essential.
Where Should I Go to See an Optometrist?
There are many places where optometrists set up shop, but you’d have to look long and hard before you find an eye doctor’s office like Eye Florida. At Eye Florida, patients are a priority, which means the staff is committed to doing whatever is possible to make sure you have a pleasant experience. We at Eye Florida understand that you may be worried about your vision and issues relating to it. That’s why we want you to come in and let us look you over; you’ll leave with the lasting peace of mind you deserve.