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Do I need to have an eye test if I get eye strain and headaches when driving at night


I am 26 and never needed glasses, however recently I have found I get eye strain and then headaches when driving at night. Do I need to have an eye test?

Answer Written answer:

An eye test is the only way to find out if the eyestrain is caused by an uncorrected refractive error or other eye problem, so yes I would advise it. 

We recommend you seek professional advice if you are concerned about your eye health:

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Optician's Biography

Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 35 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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