Signs of Sight Loss
Sight loss is not something that anyone wants to deal with. When you start to lose your vision it can be scary, lonely and isolating. For those in the Wichita area, Wichita Optometry, P.A. can help you recognize the signs of sight loss and can help you to treat them before you lose your vision.
What are Some Common Signs of Sight Loss?
Sight loss can be a slow and drawn out process, but sometimes it can be unexpected and immediate. You might notice your vision changing over time, or in cases of eye injury you might wake up one day and you simply cannot see. Some of the most common signs of vision loss are blurred vision, halos or lights around the eyes, floating auras or black spots, you might lose vision in one eye but not the other, and you may start to see double. All of these issues can occur in one eye or in both eyes. You may also feel sudden eye pain, you may also have reoccurring pain around the eye or in the eyeball itself.
What to do if You Think you Are Experiencing Sight Loss?
If you think you may be experiencing vision loss or you feel like there might be something wrong with your eyes, it is always best to take the time to go to the eye doctor immediately so that they can evaluate your eye and see if there is any resolvable issue. Usually with vision issues, the faster the problem is diagnosed and the treatment can be started, the better chance you can retain some vision or even be able to reverse some of the affects you have been noticing. Eye doctors can do a quick examination of the eye to see if there is any apparent issue and then see if they need to do a more in depth look at the eye to see if there are any issues that are deeper seeded and that might need surgery or other intervention. Seeing a doctor early can mean the difference between retaining your vision and losing it and it is incredibly important.