Your eyes


The window to your health

Eyes are an important part of your health. Regular eye exams can help your eye doctor find vision problems early, and they may uncover other hidden health problems, too.

Learn the early warning signs, and make an appointment.

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Common eye problems

Did you know that 1 in 3 adults over 40 has a vision problem? Look for these common warning signs:

  • trouble seeing at night, especially when you drive toward bright headlights
  • hard time reading and doing close-up work
  • cloudy vision
  • problems with glare from lamps or the sun
  • frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription
  • trouble seeing things to your side
  • changes in the way you see color
  • double vision or halos around lights

If you're over 40, you're at increased risk of:

Some common vision problems have no warning signs and can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated.

Reviewed by: Mark Groshek, MD, March 2016
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