Some people with a careless attitude toward physical safety might think that an eye injury is not that serious. With two eyes, if something happens to one, the other eye can provide needed vision. But we actually need both eyes to see clearly and fully. Vision enables us to perform many kinds of tasks that are much harder without eyesight. Eye care is important for many aspects of your health.

Vision

If you do not receive adequate eye care, your vision may be compromised. This could impact your ability to read, which affects many areas of daily life. Without strong eyesight, you may need to use prescriptive lenses. You might also have to undergo eye treatments and use certain medications, which may have side effects that affect other aspects of your health.

Headaches

Eye irritation, dryness, and infections may cause general discomfort and interfere with daily life. Your eyelids can become swollen or red, and your facial expression may become more strained as you struggle to see clearly and deal with frequent headaches. Eye pain can disrupt your daily activities and possibly interfere with your sleep. Taking pain medication can be bothersome to do along with possible side effects.

Vertigo

Vision problems can cause vertigo, or dizziness, which may lead to losing your balance or even falling. Chronic dizziness may interfere with your work and your family life, forcing you to take frequent breaks or miss out on fun activities. Depending on the type of eyestrain or other condition that develops and is left untreated, you may find it difficult to walk straight or open your eyes fully.

Stress

Being unable to see well can cause stress, which in turn may affect other bodily functions, such as your blood pressure and heart rate. You may breathe more rapidly and feel tired more often. Sleep difficulties may develop. Your overall quality of life may decline with the progression of eye problems.

Professional Eye Care

At the first sign of a possible eye issue, schedule an appointment with a professional eye care center for a comprehensive eye exam and a diagnosis. A treatment plan can be created to deal with the problems that are discovered before they get worse. Expert eye care can help to protect your vision and ward off related health issues that can occur when your eyes do not receive adequate care.

Take care of your eyesight to keep your vision strong and healthy for the rest of your life.

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Lizzie Weakley

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