The online eye test linked in this article should not be used instead of a clinical diagnosis from an ophthalmologist or eye specialist. To do the test you will need to consent to the processing of your health data for the purposes of obtaining a result.
Taking care of your eyes is part of maintaining overall good health. I know it can be a challenge making appointments and seeing doctors, especially as we continue to deal with the pandemic, but I don’t want your eye health to suffer.
That’s why LSH gives you the best, most up-to-date information we have, with articles such as “Has Your Vision Suddenly Improved? That May Not Be a Good Sign,” and “How to Preserve Your Eyesight as You Age.” Today, we wanted to offer you some tips for healthy vision, and show you an online visual test.
General Eye Health Tips
- Eat a healthy diet, with the proper vitamins and minerals essential to optimum visual function
- Get regular check-ups
- Take regular breaks from screens
- Get enough sleep and water
- Practice good eye hygiene (avoiding rubbing eyes)
- Refrain from smoking
- Pay attention to changes in your vision
Eye Health Tips by Age
Different phases of our lives mean watching for different issues with our eyes. From the first eye examination after birth to rule out abnormalities, to watching for cataracts as we age, it’s important to understand what’s important, and what conditions we are more prone to at different times in our life.
In young children, some of the issues to watch for that might indicate eye or vision issues includes:
- Inability to concentrate
- Tendency to hold objects too close
- Overly sensitive to light
- Covering one eye to see
- Excessive blinking
- Red or inflamed eyes
- Frequent headaches
From ages 20-40, an eye exam every 2-4 years is recommended. Watch for:
- Difficulty seeing near or far
- Recurrent headaches
- Rubbing eyes frequently; tired, dry, or red eyes
- Blurred or cloudy vision
- Gritty sensation
- Sensitivity to light
Once you’re over 40, an annual eye exam is recommended. At ages 60 and older continue to watch for the previously mentioned symptoms, along with:
- Loss of confidence when moving around; stumbling and falling
- Reduced sensitivity to color and contrast
Find more details on signs of eye problems and possible conditions by age at https://www.eyescreening.eu/en/consejos.
Online Eye Screening Test
This online eye screening test allows you to select symptoms and answer some questions to receive a report about your suspected ophthalmological health. DO NOT use this to replace professional assessment, or in an emergency.
Be proactive, and stay on top of your health.