As the years past the things that people used to cringe at yesterday become more and more acceptable and even more and more of the normal. Take for example glasses. Where eye wear used to be something that gave off the image that someone was a nerd or weak, eye glasses have turned into one of the trendiest thing on the market. With eyeglasses catching in action, many brands have jumped on the train of producing the item that is not only helpful to so many people but also in many cases can be a fashion statement as well. With names like Rayban and Zero G the eye glass game has turned a corner that may people probably never saw coming.
In the United States 64.3% of adults use some sort of prescription eye wear for seeing, reading, and even driving. With so many vision problems out there, there are many different reasons that visiting an optometrist should be on your list of things that need to be done at least once a year to assure that you’re seeing as clearly as you should be. As age passes us by sight is one of the things that lose their luster first. But before you worry about any of that. Let’s take a look at a few of the reasons an eye specialist could or should be your best friend.
Nearsightedness or also known as shortsightedness, is when you can see the objects that are up close to you clearly, but that may be far away are blurry. Nearsightedness typically occurs in children around the age of 12 and can continue to worsen until the age of 12. This can be easily corrected with glasses and before long you’ll forget there was ever a problem or that things in front of you were even ever blurry.
Farsightedness on the other hand is of course the opposite from what nearsightedness is. With farsightedness the objects that are up close may be more difficult to see and the objects further away are clearer. Between 5% and 10% of Americans suffer from Farsightedness and have trouble focusing on the things that are in front of them but can see further away.
Either one of these eye problems can create large distractions for anyone. In fact, these problems could interfere so much that as a student you could even have trouble in school when it comes to learning due to not being able to see correctly, could you imagine if you’ve struggled in school your whole life only to find out that the biggest problem with your learning from the very beginning was your eye sight?
With so many different options around when it comes to your eyes and wearing glasses eye care really isn’t an excuse to avoid anymore. There are no negative stigmas when it comes to those who wear glasses and those who don’t, the thought that there ever was is simply silly. Plus with the brands that are out there making your eye ware who doesn’t want an excuse to take a trip to the optician to pick out a pair of specks that are going to make you look both stylish and intelligent?
If you’ve been suffering to see the things in front of you and you think that it might be time to visit an optometrist to have your eyes checked than perhaps doing that sooner rather than later is for the better. Then you can be well on your way to picking out your glasses and not having to worry that something is going to happen while you’re driving because you couldn’t see to begin with. Head to the eye doctors and get seeing the world though your clear and not blurry eyes. It’s not as scary as you may think that it is and it’s just opening up new doors for you in the long run. How could any of that possibly be any sort of bad thing?
Don’t continue to allow yourself to suffer and not see what’s right in front of you.