Updated: 2022, Mar 11

5 Subtle Signs Your Vision Is Getting Worse

Read on below for signs your symptoms may be a sign of a serious eye issue.

In life, your vision and sight are crucial for allowing you to connect with your surroundings, keep you safe, as well as maintain sharp cognitive function. Many of us take our eyesight for granted until something is wrong, so if you are having problems with your eyesight, here are five subtle red flags that your vision is getting worse.

5 Subtle Signs Your Vision Is Getting Worse
Signs your worsening eyesight is a serious issue. Image/Pixabay

  • #1 Black Spots

  • If you’re experiencing black spots in your vision, you may believe that there isn’t too much to worry about. However, black spots can be a sign of macular degeneration which is known as the leading cause of vision loss in adults. You must see an eye doctor as soon as possible if you are seeing black spots. Even if you get told there is nothing seriously wrong, there are lifestyle changes to prevent macular degeneration from occurring.

  • #2 Discomfort with Contact Lenses

  • For those who don’t like wearing glasses, contact lenses may be the answer. Whether you’re about to make the transition or you’re a long-term contact lenses wearer, you should never ignore discomfort, pain, or distress. While there may not be something seriously wrong, if you believe your vision is deteriorating, it’s best to get your eyes examined. Some people may encounter extreme discomfort from the moment they put their contact lenses in. If this sounds like you, you must seek help straight away.

  • #3 Blurry Vision

  • Although many of us experience blurry vision occasionally, blurry vision that takes a while to go away is a serious cause for concern that should never be ignored. This could be a sign of an eye problem like glaucoma. There are lots of activities you could be doing which affect your eyes and result in eye strain, such as spending too much time behind a digital screen. It’s advised to take regular breaks to relieve any stress and pressure on your eyes.

  • #4 Difficulty Seeing at Night

  • When day turns into night, you may notice a change in your vision. If you struggle to see well when it gets dark, this could be a sign of cataracts. Like with the signs above, it’s recommended to make an appointment with an eye doctor who can verify or dismiss cataracts. Night blindness can also signal a vitamin A deficiency so you must get seen as quickly as you can.

  • #5 Light Sensitivity

  • If you have ever experienced eye pain from looking at light objects or places, you could be experiencing light sensitivity. The common signs of light sensitivity include blurred or clouded vision. Many sufferers experience severe migraines or headaches after being exposed to light. Only an eye doctor will be able to pinpoint the problem and resolve the matter, so if you’ve noticed a change in your eye health and believe light sensitivity is the issue, don’t delay in seeking treatment.

If you relate to any of the warning signs above, you must see an eye doctor immediately. Your eyes are considered the most important organs of sense, so don’t refrain from seeking professional help, as your vision could deteriorate further otherwise.

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Dr. Keith Kantor

Dr. Kantor has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Science and has been an advocate of natural food and healthy living for 30 years. He is also on t

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