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Benefits news: Signs you need an eye exam

Sep 28, 2015

Ideally, one eye exam every year should help you to stay on top of your eye health, but some people might need to schedule more than one exam in a year. Vision can change quite a bit over the course of a year, especially for those over the age of 50, and it is important to know when you need to schedule an exam. 

Here are eight signs that you should get another exam on the calendar soon:

  1. Your eyes are red, dry, itchy or you are seeing spots, flashes of light or floaters.
  2. You have diabetes or another health condition that affects your eyes.
  3. You can't remember when you last had an eye exam.
  4. You have difficulty driving at night and seeing street signs in the dark.
  5. You experience eye strain, headaches or blurred vision after spending time in front of your computer.
  6. You get motion sick, dizzy, or have trouble following a moving target.
  7. You hold books or the newspaper further away or closer to read the paper clearly.
  8. You notice any changes in your vision, especially after an incident of head trauma.

Find more information and tips on eye health on the Vision Service Plan website.

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