Eye Issues To Watch Out For

Posted on: 28 June 2019

Your eyes are not anything to mess around with when it comes to health. If you spot an issue with your eyes or feel anything is off where your vision or eyes are concerned, you should make an appointment right away with the optometrist. Letting issues go to heal on their own could potentially leave you worse off rather than better. Read on for a few issues to keep an eye out for.

Redness Or Discharge

You probably have some sort of discharge in your eyes from time to time, but it's usually clear. If you have yellow or green discharge, it could signify an infection. An eye infection could potentially affect your vision if you don't get it treated right away. Other reasons for discharge include pink eye or even a reaction to makeup. Either way, if you notice discharge that is green or yellow, or you have redness that isn't normal, make an appointment with the optometrist and keep your hands away from your eyes to prevent worsening the condition or spreading it to others.

Floaters

Floaters in your vision could indicate a retinal issue such as a detached retina, or it could be something less severe. If you notice these floaters, objects in your vision, make an appointment with your optometrist. Failing to have this issue diagnosed and treated could leave you with poor vision or loss of vision altogether, especially if it is a detached retina. Medication may be used to treat this, or surgery may be required. 

Blurred Vision

If you have sudden blurred vision, it is something that should be looked into right away. Blurry vision can occur over time, but if it occurs quickly, it could be something much worse than simply worsening vision. Blurred vision can be caused by a number of things including retinal damage, a concussion, stroke, or a number of other conditions. In this situation, if your condition is not accompanied with any other symptoms, see your optometrist, but if you have other symptoms, get to the emergency room.

Vision Loss

If you've lost your vision in any capacity, including your peripheral vision, or your vision in one or both eyes, get to the optometrist right away for an appointment. Vision loss can be caused by a number of conditions. In some cases, vision may return with time, but in others, it may require surgery or other treatment. Get to the optometrist for diagnosis and treatment right away to prevent vision loss from being permanent.

If you experience any of these vision issues, see the optometrist right away for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Don't let these issues go, or you could end up with permanent damage to your vision if you don't seek help.

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