- Consistently looking at the TV or reading a book from a closer distance
- Squinting/tilting the head while viewing an object
- Visual stress as workspace
- Lack of vitamins or nutrients
However, not everybody is aware of the red flag one must watch out in order to protect his/her vision. Some of the symptoms, (even if temporary), mean you should visit an eye care expert right away are:
- Red and painful eye
- Partial vision loss in one or both the eyes
- Double or blurry vision
- Blind spots or areas of distorted vision
- Feeling of a curtain being drawn across your field of vision
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Specific vision problem has specific solution. Once the key problem is identified, it is advisable to adopt the possible solution rather than losing the vision permanently.
- Sensitivity to bright light - Use sunglasses that block 70% to 85% of visible light. In addition, you can also use sunglasses that block 99% to 100% of UV ‘A’ and ‘B’ rays protect your eyes from cataracts. Make sure you opt for sunglasses that block the blue wavelengths.
- Burning, itchy, or red eyes - This usually results from dry eye conditions or due to high mucous development in allergy-prone contact lens wearers. Utilising artificial tears help with dry eye. Allergy sufferers can switch to either disposable or daily wear lenses.
- Trouble with glare - Night time headlight glare is another increasing problem. Also if you work in visually demanding work area, it is better to use anti reflection-coated lenses. This can reduce glare and reflections during day as well as night.
- Problems after using new glasses - Even after using a new pair of glasses, if you continue to have double vision, blurred vision, or other problems, go to eye-care professional prescription for adjustment of the frame.
- Spots in front of your eyes - Generally, seeing spots is common and harmless. However, seeing flashes or floaters may signal something serious like diabetic retinopathy or early-stage retinal detachment. The only way to treat these are seeking help from eye-care professional.