Have you ever noticed that your neck and shoulders are sore after reading? Do you get a headache after looking at a screen for a fairly short amount of time? Do your shoulder blades hurt after working at your computer? Believe it or not, these are all signs that your vision may be changing; and it is time to make an appointment with an optometrist. Mt. Pleasant, MI, eye doctors can determine through a comprehensive eye exam if decreased vision is the reason other parts of your body are beginning to show pain.
It does make sense. A head forward position brings your eyes closer to what you are viewing and happens when things become more difficult to see. Sore arms and especially shoulders become apparent if you now have to hold books, magazines, newspapers, and smart devices closer to your face. Most people can see things resting on a table. If you can no longer read your materials this way sitting in a chair, and you are noticing pain and strain in your upper back, neck, shoulders and even eyes, it is high time to visit one of our experienced Traverse Vision, Mt. Pleasant optometrists.
You should always receive an annual eye examination; but if you are experiencing other changes as well, it is a good idea to undergo an examination at your local Traverse Vision optometrist’s office even sooner.
There are some signs and symptoms to watch out for that should drive home the fact that it is time for an eye examination:
- Neck and/or upper back pain
- Shoulder and/or shoulder blade pain
- Eye strain
- Head forward positioning
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and have not had a recent eye examination, contact one of our superior optometrists. Mt. Pleasant, MI residents are in good hands with us.