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When To Visit An Eye Doctor

Find out when you should turn to an eye doctor. 

Just as you need to see a regular physician once a year to assess your general health, you’ll also need to turn to our Clearwater, FL, ophthalmologists for regular eye checkups to make sure your eyes stay healthy. Even if you don’t currently wear contacts or glasses, you and your health can still benefit from­ a comprehensive eye exam.

It's Time for Your Annual Eye Exam 

Just as you need to visit your primary doctor once a year for a comprehensive evaluation to assess your health, the same rules apply to your eye health. Even if you don’t wear contacts or glasses, you should still visit our Clearwater, FL, eye doctor once a year. After all, health does change, and it’s important to catch issues early that could impair your vision. By catching them early, we can do something about it faster and save you from potentially serious problems such as vision loss.

Something Is in Your Eye 

Getting anything in your eye, whether dirt, an object or a chemical, can be incredibly annoying and painful. While you may be able to flush out small dirt, grit and even certain chemicals from your eye with clean, cold water, if you cannot remove the object from your eye, it’s time to see our Clearwater, FL, eye doctor. We can easily remove it for you.

You’re Experiencing Eye Pain 

While not every fleeting pain requires immediate medical attention, if you are experiencing persistent or severe pain in one or both eyes, it’s time to make an immediate appointment with our team. Pain can be a sign of an injury or infection, and it’s essential to treat the problem as soon as possible.

You’re Dealing with Frequent Headaches 

If you’re dealing with recurring headaches, you may not think to turn to an eye doctor, but this could be a sign of vision changes that need to be corrected. Sometimes vision changes are subtle, and while you may not notice it at first, your eyes will strain more, and you may be prone to more headaches. If you find yourself rubbing your temples regularly throughout the day, this could signify that it’s time to schedule an eye exam.

If it’s been a while since your last eye exam, or if you notice changes in your vision, call our Clearwater, FL, eye doctors today at (727) 446-7578 to schedule your next appointment at Clearwater Eye and Laser Center.

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