Whether or not you are a bookworm or nerd, you sometimes need to read. It maybe the signposts, texts on your cellphone, road signs, flyers, bank forms, etc. Somehow, we all need to read to stay updated or keep in touch with family and friends. When a person begins to have difficulty reading texts of various fonts or from a distance, it is time to see an eye doctor. Let no one talk you into believing that it is only oldies who need sight aids. In fact, evading reading glasses and straining your eyes, will actually make you look older. Wondering how straining your eyes can make you look older?
Although the American Optometric Association reveals that most adults between the ages of 19 and 40 enjoy healthy eyes and good vision. The most common eye and vision problems for people in this age group are due to visual stress and eye injuries. Adding that, they only need to maintain a healthy lifestyle and protect their eyes from stress and injury, to avoid many eye and vision problems.
Stressing your eyes to read is unhealthy. It overworks your eyes in a manner that can increase the possibility of ocular fatigue. According to Specsavers, symptoms of ocular fatigue are a tired or sore, itchy feeling in the eye area, and watery or overly dry eyes. Other symptoms include, difficulty in focusing, an increased sensitivity to light, blurred or double vision and other sensations of eye discomfort accompanied by headaches.
Have you experienced a couple of the above symptoms? You need to have a word with your eye doctor. Have your eyes examined as soon as possible. Because, squinting your eyes to read can give you face wrinkles and make you look older. It’s better to see an ophthalmologist, probably get a pair of reading glasses and keep your eyes wide open.