If you experience a distortion or blurring of images at all distances -- nearby as well as far -- you may have astigmatism. Even if your vision is fairly sharp, headache, fatigue, squinting and eye discomfort or irritation may indicate a slight degree of
While a comprehensive eye examination can determine for certain if you have a cataract forming, there are a number of signs and symptoms that may indicate a cataract.
- Double Vision
If you see two of whatever you are looking at, you may have a condition known as double vision, also referred to as diplopia.
If you can see objects at a distance clearly but have trouble focusing well on objects close up, you may be farsighted. Farsightedness or long-sightedness is often referred to by its medical names, hypermetropia or hyperopia.
Poor vision that cannot be corrected fully with glasses may indicate a condition known as conical cornea or keratoconus. A rare condition, keratoconus primarily affects people in their early 20's.
If you can see objects nearby with no problem, but reading road signs or making out the writing on the board at school is more difficult, you may be near- or shortsighted.
Hold the book up close and the words appear blurred. Push the book farther away, and the words snap back into sharp focus. That's how most of us first recognize a condition called presbyopia, a name derived from Greek words meaning "old eye."
- Spots & Floaters
Do you occasionally see specks or threadlike strands drifting across your field of vision? Then, when you try to look at them, do they seem to dart away? If so, you're seeing what eye care practitioners call spots or floaters