Common Signs You May Need Glasses

Frequent Squinting

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Squinting is normal in some cases, such as when you transition from a dark room to a sunlit day outside, it's common to need to squint while your eyes adjust to the light. But if you're squinting constantly in sunlight without your eyes adjusting, or you're squinting in situations that shouldn't have enough light to warrant it, there may be a problem with your eyes. Some individuals also squint when their vision is blurred. The goal is to reduce the amount of excess light that enters their eye, which helps reduce the overall size of the image. This can work as a temporary fix in some cases, but doing it constantly indicates you're using squinting as a way to compensate for vision issues. Like blurry vision, the constant need to squint can indicate you're nearsighted or farsighted. Children who squint a lot may have a lazy eye, which occurs when abnormal vision development leads to a decrease in vision.

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