Your health is very important, however, most people don't do anything about their own health until the original medical issue has turned into many medical issues. Your eyes are probably one portion of your health that you rarely pay close attention to until you are experiencing a number of problems. Spotting eye troubles ahead of time and having them treated is essential in preventing worsening eye health. Read on for a few signs of eye troubles and what you can do about them.
1. Dry Eyes
Dry eyes can be the result of allergies or even too much time spent on electronics. Your eyes can dry out from staring at devices for too long without blinking as much as necessary to keep your eyes moist. If you have dry eyes and have allergies as well, eye drops are important. Talk to your eye doctor or your allergy physician about using eye drops to help keep your eyes from feeling itchy during allergy season. If your dry eyes are from using tech devices too often, you need to remember to take breaks often to give your eyes time to re-wet by blinking and focusing on other objects at different distances around the room.
2. Double Vision
If you are experiencing double vision, it may be due to a few different things. If you are also feeling dizziness, you could have vertigo. Double vision can also occur if your eyes are beginning to cross. If your eyes are crossing or turning in, either one or both, it's important to get to the optometrist right away for a checkup and for treatment options. You may need corrective lenses to help with the turning of the eyes, or you may need surgery.
3. Burning Or Discharge
If you feel burning or discharge from your eyes, or you feel like something is in your eyes constantly, it could be an eye infection. This is especially true if the discharge coming from the eye is green or yellow in color. Get to the optometrist right away for treatment options. Antibiotic eye drops are usually given to help treat the infection. To prevent spreading the infection or worsening it, be sure not to touch your eyes. Also make sure to toss any eye makeup you had been using at the time of your infection, as it may be infected and reusing it could mean that you give yourself the infection all over again.
If you have any of these eye troubles, visit a provider of medical eye exams and learn about your treatment options. Take care of your eye health to prevent causing further eye issues or worsening vision.
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