Certain eye problems are asymptomatic. Glaucoma, for example, is often referred to as “the silent thief of sight” because it usually does not show manifestations until its advanced phases. Other conditions may show some early signs telling you to visit your trusted eye center as soon as possible. Let Viewpoint Vision Care explain four of them:
1. Restricted Visual Field Coverage
Tunnel vision happens when you have a limited peripheral visual access while your central vision remains clear. This is a hallmark sign of glaucoma. Without prompt intervention, this may worsen, potentially leading to total vision loss.
2. Gradual Central Vision Loss
Macular degeneration is an age-related vision problem which happens when your retina and macula deteriorate over time. Since they play important roles in providing your sense of sight, their structural infirmities may result in central visual impairment or blindness. While this condition has no definite cure yet, having a comprehensive eye exam regularly and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help halt its progression.
3. Changes in Your Daily Routine and Efficiency
You may notice that you’re squinting or tilting your head when looking at nearby or distant objects. These symptoms may indicate underlying refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. As you age, presbyopia may also set in, making it hard for you to finish what used to be a simple, everyday task. We may prescribe wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses for your better visual acuity. We may also evaluate if you’re a good candidate for LASIK or other refractive surgeries.
4. Sudden Dimming of Your Eyesight
Your retina is composed of light-sensitive cells that help you see clearly in dark places. Having poor night vision or seeing a dark curtain-like shape blocking your view may indicate retinal deterioration or detachment. We advise seeing your trusted optometrist immediately, so we can provide appropriate comprehensive eye care to save your eyesight.
Call us today at (586) 221-4360 to schedule an appointment. We serve Shelby Township and surrounding MI communities.