If you follow Valley Eyecare Center’s blogs, you have read how important yearly eye exams are for your eye health. However, you might not know that there are times when you should not wait until your regular exam to visit our office. Here are three signs that it is time to schedule an appointment to see one of our eye doctors.

Sign #1. You Have Blurry Vision That Doesn’t Go Away

There are multiple reasons why you might have blurry vision. For example, many people wake up with blurry eyes, but it is only temporary. If you have been working long hours in front of a computer screen, your eyes might be blurry from eye strain that clears up after you have taken a break. However, if you experience blurry vision that does not go away, it could be a sign of a serious eye condition. It could also mean it is time for new glasses or contacts. Play it safe and schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.

Sign #2. You Have Frequent Headaches

Many things, including vision problems, can cause headaches. It could be a sign that you are straining your eyes because they are not focusing properly. If you find yourself squinting before or during your headaches, you may need glasses, or if you already wear them, a change in your prescription.

Sign #3. Sudden Increase in Eye Floaters

Most eye floaters are harmless. However, a sudden increase in floaters could mean that you have torn your retina. When accompanied by flashes of light in your peripheral vision, your vision could be at risk. You must see your eye doctor or go to an emergency room immediately to prevent permanent damage to your eyesight.

If you cannot remember the last time you had your vision checked by an eye doctor, it is time to schedule an eye exam. Contact Valley Eyecare Center at (602) 955-2700 to schedule your appointment today.