You may go in for a yearly eye exam or figure that with perfect vision, you don’t need to get your eyes checked, but that’s not always the case. There can be other reasons to seek out help from your eye doctor that go beyond a simple vision test. If you experience eye pain that is isolated and doesn’t correlate with feeling achy from a cold or flu, then an eye specialist can help. Eye pain can be a result of an irritation, which an eye drop or cleaning from your specialist can help with. When pain is stronger, it could be something more serious and an eye doctor can tell you whether or not to go to a GP for a total body workup. And if your pain is sudden and severe, it may be smart to visit the emergency room.
It may seem contradictory, but if you have watery eyes, then you could have dry eye syndrome. Often, eyes overcompensate with tears if you have very dry eyes. An eye specialist can create a treatment plan to combat the dryness.
Bloodshot eyes are often a symptom of being tired or wearing contacts for too long. In some cases, they are caused by an infection or a symptom of a more serious condition. If your bloodshot eyes are worrying you, then try an ophthalmologist to rule out any serious issues.
Any changes in vision, such as seeing things or blurred vision or vision loss may be symptoms of underlying health problems. It’s common for migraine sufferers to have vision disruptions and other health conditions also present with vision changes. Even if your vision returns to normal, seek out a specialist to guide you on the right treatment path because unexplained changes are not normal.
In 1996, Orlando ophthalmologist, Dr. Magruder, opened his practice and introduced locals to Central Florida’s first refractive surgery center. Since then, he has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about the Orlando ophthalmologists at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!