Signs Of Sight Loss

There are a number of conditions and diseases of the eye that can cause vision loss. Sight loss is very serious because in most cases, once it occurs, it cannot be reversed. If you lose your sight, you will lose your independence. You will no longer be able to get around on your own. You won’t be able to see the faces of your loved ones, you won’t be able to work, and you won’t be able to watch television or see the computer. It is essential that you can recognize the signs of sight loss so that you can see a doctor before more damage to your vision can occur.

Visual Disturbances

There are a number of visual disturbances that occur when you are losing your sight. These include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Hazy vision
  • Double vision
  • Flashes of light
  • Floaters
  • Seeing halos or rainbows around light
  • Dark or empty spots in your central vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision or tunnel vision

Sensation Disturbances

Sight loss can cause changes in the way your eyes feel. Sudden, severe eye pain one sign. If your eyes are itching or burning, it could be due to a number of conditions, including sight loss.

Change In Appearance

If you are losing your sight, you might notice some changes in the appearance of your eyes. These include:

  • White areas in your pupil
  • Swollen eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Changes in the color of your iris

Call Eyes First Today!

Many of the conditions that cause sight loss show no early symptoms, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. The only way to prevent complete vision loss is to begin treatment as early as possible. This is why it is essential that you schedule annual eye exams with Eyes First in Middletown. Our doctors of optometry can detect diseases of the eye in the early stages during a routine eye exam. While there is no cure for many of the diseases of the eye that cause sight loss, there are treatment options available that can slow the progression of the disease. When it comes to preventing sight loss, early intervention is key.

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