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Traffic Lights Blurry
See an Eye Doctor: You need to be checked by an opthalmologist. ...Read more
Cataracts, dry eyes: There are several causes night vision disturbances: dry eye, cataracts, change in glasses prescription, etc. The most common cause for halos at night are from cataracts in those patients over 60-65 and can be successfully treated with cataract surgery. If you are still driving at night and you are concerned about your ability to do this, i would recommend an eye exam to rule out a medical cause. ...Read more
Not usually: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially when driving at night, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background ) & decreased vision: even on; these symptoms worse with time. Flashing lights usually due to vitreous changes, retinal traction, hole, detachment, or brain blood flow issues/migraines; More info: [email protected] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause light visual hallucinations like auras around lightsources, afterimages, trails, hearing music?
Could be many things: If this happens, see a doctor immediately. It could be decompensation of a pre-existing muscle balance problem. It could also be a stoke that can cause this, but less likely and far more dangerous. Again to sort this out, please have an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had visual migraine 6 days later developed eye floaters after, seeing halos and comets and starbursts around lights at night rainbow ring around light?
Examination time: You need to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist for a dilated examination. You may have had a classic migraine, but the onset of spots/floaters could mean something different, like a retinal tear, vitreous detachment, or some other ocular issue. The starbursts & halos could be a refractive error, cataract, dry eyes or other. Bottom line is an examination to diagnose your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Night glare: Glare around street lights (like in a fog) and there is no clouded glassses, windshield etc could mean your difficulty is cataract. Occassionally, it can be caused by poorly fitted glasses, elevated eye pressure, dry eyes, fluctuations of blood sugar levels. So, more to think on than just cataracts, right? See your eye care provider so you know for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is this optical migraine? Flashing zig-zag @periphery of vision. Printed words distorted/stretched at periphery, like they're moving & fading in/out.
Possibly presbyopia: The most common explanation would be presbyopia, or the need for near vision glasses. At your age i would expect you to need glasses for near or computer work, if you aren't already it will present as blurry vision at near. An eye exam with an ophthalmologist can identify the issue. ...Read more
Yes: There are at least two ways this can happen. Your pupils dilate (part of natural mammal fight/flight response to threat) and in normal light this can blur vision. In the dark it helps you see better. Also the facial muscles tighten and blood vessels to eyes can be restricted causing poor vision. A good reason to deal w/ anxiety - try CBT therapy to learn ways to manage it and other life skills too ...Read more
Dirty vs wrong ones: If your vision doesn't clear up after putting on your contacts, perhaps they're dirty & need to be cleaned or replaced. Or if visual acuity is different for each eye, perhaps you reversed your lenses. If none of the above, go see your optometrist/ophthalmologist for an examination to see (no pun intended) if your visual acuity has changed (worsened). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glaucoma: Glaucoma affects the peripheral vision and patients with a very advance glaucoma have what we call" tunnel vision". Glaucoma is a silent disease and without proper screening can advance and affect your vision. Comprehensive eye exams will help detect it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blepharitis: Early morning blurring can be caused by eyelid inflammation, aka blepharitis. Blepharitis is a long-term problem, and one that tends to recur if treatment is not continued. Treatment for blepharitis is simple.....Hot compresses followed by scrubbing the eyelids with dilute baby shampoo on a cotton ball. More info: blepharitis info. ...Read more
No: Contact lenses are one method to correct the refractive error in your visual system (eyes) so that you can see more clearly. If your best corrected vision becomes more blurry with contacts then there is an issue. This is usually due to the wrong prescription, poor fit of the contacts, dry eyes, or intolerance to contacts. The best course of action is to have your eyes examined and vision tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer