Signs of Eyesight Problems
Eyesight problems is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the way light is bent as it passes through the eye to reflect a sharp image. Other eye problems can include double vision, eye floaters, halos, and more.
Detecting eyesight problems early on is important to keeping your vision at its best. The best way to detect vision problems is to have regular eye examinations and to know what signs and symptoms to watch out for.
Signs and Symptoms of Eyesight Problems
If you experience any of the following changes in your eyesight, you should schedule an appointment with our doctors right away, even if you’ve had a vision exam recently.
Eyesight Problems Include:
- Severe, sudden eye pain
- Recurrent pain in or around the eye
- Hazy, blurred, or double vision
- Dry, irritated, or tired eyes
- Seeing flashes of light or sudden bright floating spots
- Seeing rainbows or halos around lights
- Seeing a “curtain coming down” over one eye
- Unusual, even painful, sensitivity to light or glare
- Swollen, red eyes or eyelids
- Changes in the color of the iris
- White areas in the pupil of the eye
- Sudden development of persistent floaters
- Itching, burning, or a heavy discharge in the eyes
- Any sudden vision changes
Many eyesight problems have no warning signs or symptoms and can cause permanent vision loss; or the problem may worsen without proper treatment. Regular eye exams are the best way to ensure a lifetime of good vision.
If you notice any eyesight problems or experience any changes in your vision, contact Kalamazoo Ophthalmology at 269-329-5860 or website to schedule an appointment. During an exam in Portage, our doctors will work with you to diagnose your eyesight problems and suggest the best treatment option for your eyes.