Signs Of Eyesight Loss

Signs Of Eyesight Loss

Jun 18, 2019


Your vision is one of your most important senses. Your vision allows you to be independent. Because being able to see is so essential, annual eye exams with Urban Optics should be scheduled every year. There are many diseases and conditions that can cause sight loss, including:

  • Glaucoma

  • Macular degeneration

  • Cataracts

  • Diabetic retinopathy

  • Retinitis pigmentosa

  • Inflammation of the optic nerve

  • Inadequate blood supply to the retina

If you have a condition that causes sight loss, early detection, and treatment are essential.

What Are the Symptoms Of Sight Loss?

There are several eye change that could mean that you are losing your sight. Some of these symptoms come on gradually, and some come on suddenly.

  • Double vision

  • Blurry vision

  • Seeing flashes of light

  • Seeing floaters or “spider webs”

  • Seeing halos or rainbows around lights

  • Seeing what looks like a curtain coming down over one eye

  • A sudden decrease in vision

  • Sudden sensitivity to light and glare

  • Sudden eye pain

  • Itching or burning eyes

  • Red eyes

  • White areas in the pupil

  • Changes in the color of your eye

Can Sight Loss Be Treated?

Many conditions that cause sight loss cannot be cured; however, there are treatment options that can slow the progression of the disease and preserve your sight for longer. To help you see better after the vision loss has occurred, your eye doctor can prescribe a stronger prescription. If your vision is 20/200 with the highest level of correction, you would be diagnosed with low vision. There are low vision aids that can help you see better, making your vision loss more manageable. Handheld magnifiers, text reading software, large print publications, and books on tape can all be very helpful.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of sight loss, you should make an appointment with our doctors of optometry at Urban Optics in College Station immediately. The sooner the cause of your sight loss is detected, the sooner you can begin treatment. Your best chance of preserving your vision for as long as possible is early detection and treatment. To schedule an exam, give us a call today.

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