I sit near the back of the class in school and I can't see the writing on the board. I have to ask the person sat next to me what does it say. I keep getting headache but I don't know if it is linked to this. I have previously had a eye test (about 3-4 years ago) and got given glasses but I stopped wearing them as I was fine after that. I was wondering if I need glasses again? I'm doing GCSE's as well so I need to sort it out over the holiday if I do need glasses.
Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.
It very much sounds like you do need glasses, as obviously your vision for distance is not normal. In the last few years you have probably gone shortsighted (myopic) which at first blurs your distance vision. If you are under 19 and in full-time education then your eye test is free through the NHS, and you get help towards the cost of glasses. If you are under 16 you will need to go with a parent or guardian to the eye test appointment.