Any changes to your vision should be taken seriously. In today’s post, Alderwood Optical, a trusted optometrist in your area, discusses vision changes, what can cause them and how to detect them.
Causes of Vision Changes
The most common type of vision change is a refractive error. Examples include as myopia (nearsightedness) and presbyopia (age-related farsightedness), both of which can negatively affect your ability to focus on objects at a particular distance. These conditions can develop at any age, though many refractive errors first appear during childhood.
Other eye conditions that can cause changes in your vision include:
- Cataracts, or the clouding or loss of transparency in the lens of the eye. This should prompt a visit to your local optometrist immediately.
- Age-related macular degeneration.
- Injuries to the eye caused by work-related accidents.
- Dry eyes syndrome, which is typically caused by blocked tear ducts.
- Retinal detachment.
- Eye infections, including sty or pink eye.
Symptoms of Vision Changes
If you suspect your vision is changing, it’s important to visit your eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. This way, we can effectively pinpoint the reason for your vision changes and start working on the appropriate solution. If you experience these symptoms, call your eye doctor:
- Pain in the eyes
- A gritty feel inside the eyes
- Blurred vision
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Droopy eyelid
- Discharge from the eyes
- Decreased vision in dimly lit settings
- Double vision
When experiencing changes in your vision, turn to the leading optometrist in the area, Alderwood Optical. With our high-quality eye care services, we’ll diagnose and manage your vision problems. We serve the areas in and around Lynnwood, Bothell and Shoreline, WA. Call us today at (425) 771-8472 or fill out this contact form to schedule your appointment.