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Symptoms of Eye Problems

At The Focal Point Optometrist assessing your vision means checking everything that your eyes need to do for you in life.  Are they able to focus, aim, team and move together and not just when you are looking far away, but also when you are looking at things that are closer, such as books and computers.

If you are experiencing any of the difficulties below, you may be experiencing problems with how your eyes are working.  Your sight in the distance can be perfect but there can be problems with how your eyes work together when they move or focus.    When eyes are not working as easily and efficiently as they should, the following symptoms may be experienced.

  • Tired EyesHeadaches
  • Sore eyes
  • Tired eyes
  • Covering one eye
  • Red eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Covering an eye 
  • Rubbing the eyes 
  • Excessive blinking
  • Periods of blurry vision
  • Squinting
  • Slow copying from a board
  • Holding books very close
  • Using a finger to readAn inward or outward turning eye on occasion or constantly – particularly when tired
  • Skipping or jumping of words and lines when reading
  • Using a finger to read 
  • Avoiding reading
  • Clumsy with objects
  • Tripping or falling over frequently

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