When was the last time you saw your eye doctor for a regular check-up? An estimated 61 million adults in the United States who are at risk for vision loss haven’t seen an ophthalmologist in the last year, according to the CDC.
When it comes to health, many adults skip routine eye exams, without knowing that what’s going on in your eyes could be a signal of other health problems such as high blood pressure, infectious disease or an autoimmune disorder. Any changes in vision or eye symptoms you experience could be a sign of a bigger problem and should warrant a trip to your eye doctor. Here are a few examples of eye symptoms you should never ignore.
Keep in mind that most of these eye symptoms could be entirely benign, but when it comes to your vision, it’s best to have any and all eye symptoms examined by an eye professional.