Identifying Vision Problems
As we just discussed, it’s not always easy to recognize developing eye conditions, which is why it’s so important to regularly visit with an eye doctor. Schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you have noticed any of the following:
- Sudden eye pain
- Hazy, blurred, or double vision
- Flashes or sudden floating spots in your vision
- Halos around lights
- Sensitivity to light or glare
- A darkness covering one eye
- A sudden change in vision
- A change in color of the iris
- White spots in the pupil
You should also pay attention to problems when moving around, such as bumping into objects or surfaces, cautiously walking up or down stairs, or not being able to grasp an object because of over- or under-reaching. If you are having trouble comfortably reading at night, watching TV, or driving, these could be signs of eye sight issues.
Beyond changes in your eye sight or behavior, family and your own medical history can also mean that you are at a greater risk of developing eye conditions. If you or your family has a history of diabetes, obesity, or high blood pressure, or if there is a history of cataracts, glaucoma, or astigmatism, these can increase your chance of developing eye problems.
The eyes are a beautiful, complex network of systems that work together to help you see and it’s crucial to visit with an ophthalmologist regularly. Dr. Sina has years of experience and certifications and you can put your complete trust in his abilities. If you’re in the Alexandria area and it’s time to see an eye doctor, give our office a call today. We are passionate about educating our patients to ensure they have optimal eye health.