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Could lack of sleep cause intermittent vision distortion?

Could lack of sleep cause intermittent vision distortion?

Potentially: If eyes become dry due to lack of sleep - this may lead to visual blurring. It can cause eye spasms too (myokymia) ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Why is it that i get peripheral vision distortion?

Why is it that i get peripheral vision distortion?

Peripheral vision: While this can be normal if it happens for a few minutes at the end of extreme exercise, most of the time it is abnormal. Serious conditions like glaucoma and retinal detachment can cause this. See a specialist eye MD and get checked out. ...Read more

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Why do I get peripheral vision distortion sometimes?

Why do I get peripheral vision distortion sometimes?

Depends: It could be a type of a migraine headache even if you do not experience the pain. I would however have it checked out by your doctor. Does aleve, (naproxen) aspirin, excedrine or Ibuprofen help? ...Read more

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Weird vision distortion when tired. Why?

Weird vision distortion when tired. Why?

Vision distortion: When we get tired, our eyes can get dry and irritated. Using artificial tears can prevent the dryness and related blurred vision and visual distortions. If the distortions worsens or do not resolve, you need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could toric contact lenses cause vision distortion, if i read books while lying down on the bed?

Could toric contact lenses cause vision distortion, if i read books while lying down on the bed?

No: You should see well in any position if the contacts are fit properly. Occasionally a toric lens will sit improperly on the eye. The vision will be blurry. When this happens, use your finger to rotate the lens and then blink. Repeat this until the vision clears. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause vision distortion?

Can lack of sleep cause vision distortion?

Maybe: If you are exhausted it is possible to have blurry vision. Not really certain what you mean by distortion but it can be difficult to see normally, especially in the night with extreme sleep deprivation ...Read more

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What causes peripheral vision distortion? It sounds like migraine.

Could be: The most likely cause for this symptoms is occipital migraine which causes a greying out of the vision the the corresponding peripheral 1/2 of vision of each eye with surrounding flashing lights lasting up to 2 hours and leaving with no trace. Persistent flashing in one eye only especially with lowered vision and floaters might be a retinal detachment and needs ophthalmological evaluation soon. ...Read more

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Weird vision distortion when tired, is it from the eyes or the brain?

Weird vision distortion when tired, is it from the eyes or the brain?

Eyes: Distorted vision when tired sounds like dry eye/poor blink when staring at a screen. Try blinking more or using artificial tears. Vision distortion can also come from retinal disease like macular degeneration/ diabetes or migrain (brain), but should have no relation to fatigue. Go to ophthal if not better. ...Read more

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I am experiencing peripheral vision distortion in my left eye. The effect seems like looking through moving water. It happened only briefly. Gone now?

I am experiencing peripheral vision distortion in my left eye. The effect seems like looking through moving water. It happened only briefly. Gone now?

Vision disturbance: 73 F from CA experienced peripheral vision issue like looking through moving water. Brief. Asks Gone now? ANS-this may be a sign of blood flow issues in your eye and or warning sign of coming stroke. See your Dr. ASAP for evaluation. Need careful eye exam. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Vision Distortion (Definition)

Vision distortion is a symptom in which a person's vision has changes, such an image becoming unclear, straight lines becoming wavy, a big field of view ...Read more