Your eyecare is important to your overall health and wellness and should not be something that gets put on the back burner. Caring for your family means watching for signs of vision problems as well.
Speak up if you notice these signs of eye strain or infection in your partner or children
- Squinting while reading
- Higher sensitivity to light
- A change in frequency of headachs
- Itchy, watery or red eyes
- difficulty paying attention, particularly to reading material
It's common as we go about our day-to-day schedules that symptoms like these to get overlooked. We are so adaptable as humans that we will often make adjustments to live with vision issues we are having instead of taking the time to get them looked at. This is especially true for children.
If your partner hasn't had a full eye exam in the past two years, you should schedule one — especially if they are over the age of 40. Natural changes in the eyes associated with age makes more frequent eye exams necessary as you grow older, especially if you haven’t had one in a few years.
Show your love. The buddy approach to eyecare can help avoid major issues. Be mindful to care for eachother eyehealth, watch for abnormal behaviour and suggest an eye appointment. You may pick up on something your loved ones may not even notice.