Signs & Symptoms of Vision Loss From Our Optometrists Near Lubbock
Vision loss can sneak up on you since it can be almost imperceptible in the beginning stages. Your comprehensive eye exam at our optometrists near Lubbock can reveal small vision changes, allowing us to begin treatment ASAP and help protect your vision throughout your life.
Symptoms of Possible Vision Loss
If you notice these gradual vision loss symptoms, see your eye doctor at our Lubbock vision center right away--and even if you notice no symptoms, see your optometrist annually. Sudden vision loss is an emergency, so contact your eye doctor, physician or emergency room immediately. Often, our eye doctors can slow vision loss, or even restore your vision, if you receive early or quick treatment. Please watch out for these signs of vision loss:
- Black areas or spots in your vision
- Peripheral (side) vision problems
- Increased floaters
- Problems with night vision or color vision
- Seeing flashing lights or a light around objects
- Depth perception issues
- Squinting or covering one eye to read
- Blurred/cloudy vision
- Watery eyes and/or constant blinking
- Writing with lines slanted up or down, or letters crowded together
- Reading books very close to your face or missing words
- And much, much more
Risk Factors for Vision Loss
You may be more susceptible to eye conditions causing vision loss or blindness if you:
- Are very young - Infants and kids may not know what good vision "looks like" especially before they can read--so they won't likely complain of vision problems--but our optometrists near Lubbock can detect issues early.
- Are a senior citizen - Eye health problems do increase with age, but our eye doctors can preserve your vision and ensure it is the best possible. We will test for macular degeneration (often age-related), glaucoma, cataracts and more.
- Have diabetes - Diabetic retinopathy is related to diabetic nerve deterioration. Our optometrists should monitor your vision carefully, perhaps more than once per year, as recommended.
- Have high blood pressure - You may also have elevated eye pressure, which can lead to glaucoma. Sometimes, our eye doctors in Lubbock are the ones to initially discover you could have a systemic health condition when they examine your eyes--and may recommend you see your physician for diagnostic tests.
- Are related to someone with macular degeneration - This condition can be hereditary.
Call The Vision Center of West Texas in Lubbock Today!
If you're overdue for your annual eye exam, or if you've noticed vision changes recently, make an appointment with The Vision Center of West Texas in Lubbock. Call us at 806-793-1927 for essential eye care today.