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Visual aura from not wearing glasses? Just seems odd. See doc today or wait a day?

Visual aura from not wearing glasses? Just seems odd. See doc today or wait a day?

With no glasses?: As long as your vision seems normal with the glasse on, then no hurry to get in to the doctor. ...Read more

Aura (Definition)

The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more


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I get very blurries vision whenever I read. It last for about and hour or so after I'm done reading. Any thoughts? Had eye exam just said glasses

I get very blurries vision whenever I read. It last for about and hour or so after I'm done reading. Any thoughts? Had eye exam  just said glasses

Spasm: When you are reading for a lomg time the focusing muscles are spasming, not relaxing immediately, allowing you to see in the distance. If you wear reading glasses, the muscle will be at rest and you will be able to see in the distance immediately after doing extended near work. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a nearsightedness to feel a little dizzy or headache after fitting new glasses? It just increased by 100.

Is it normal for a nearsightedness to feel a little dizzy or headache after fitting new glasses? It just increased by 100.

Change in glasses Rx: It is common to have some difficulty getting used to a new glasses prescription. Usually, this should get better in a week or two. If it doesn't, then you should have the glasses checked by the place that made them and have the prescription checked by the eye doctor that did the exam to make sure the power is correct. ...Read more

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I have a constant scintillating scotoma that happens every time i look at a computer screen that is not "glassy" recently saw eye doc , no eye problems?

I have a constant scintillating scotoma that happens every time i look at a computer screen that is not "glassy" recently saw eye doc , no eye problems?

Usually Unrelated: Since you seem to be well educated as to how to use the term "scintillating scotoma" and aware of what appears to trigger the same then, you must've done enough reading or been told by the eye doc that such a symptom is much less likely associated with eye problems than it is with headache problems such as aura of a migraine. Back to the primary for a more definitive referral if necessary. ...Read more

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Been seeing halo around lights at nightfor the past year or so.I notice it started soon after i got new prescriptive glasses.Could it be the cause or?

Been seeing halo around lights at nightfor the past year or so.I notice it started soon after i got new prescriptive glasses.Could it be the cause or?

Possibly: Yes it's possible your eye glass prescription is incorrect, and the only way to know is to go back to your eye doc and have a refraction. An exam would also help to rule out other causes of nighttime halos, such as cataract, dry eye associated keratitis., or other corneal aberrations. ...Read more

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Went to eye doctor because i thought i may have seen a flashing light in my peripheal for a split second. He found nothing wrong. Is photopsia hard to miss when you experience them?

Went to eye doctor because i thought i may have seen a flashing light in my peripheal for a split second. He found nothing wrong. Is photopsia hard to miss when you experience them?

Yes. Often.: Clinicians cannot see your flashes. Only you can see those. We can however, explain flashes on the basis of subtle changes in the vitreous gel and signs of traction on the retina. Most unilateral flashes are a result of vitreous traction - also not always evident on exam. So, if exam is normal and no (retinal) defects were found, i wouldn't worry. Inform your doctor if you have any rd signs. ...Read more

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I see a bright spot in my vision in each eye, (like after you stare at the sun) it's been there constantly for 24 hrs. Could it be from lyrica (pregabalin) I'm on?

I see a bright spot in my vision in each eye, (like after you stare at the sun) it's  been there constantly for 24 hrs. Could it be from lyrica (pregabalin) I'm on?

No, not Lyrica (pregabalin): See an ophthalmologist, as you might possess a retinal detachment, but since you have this in both eyes, need to check potential for lesion in back of brain. Don't delay, get help ASAP ...Read more

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I'm suffering from halo vision. i feel difficult to see in day light as it is so bright. But i had a numb of tests done by eye specialists and everything is perfectly normal. I also have trouble sleeping continuously at night. What do you think could be

I'm suffering from halo vision. i  feel difficult to see in day light as it is so bright. But i had a numb of tests done by eye specialists and everything is perfectly normal. I also have trouble sleeping continuously at night. What do you think could be

Not sure: Sensitivity to light as you describe it could come from a dilated pupil (possibly from medications you take), A cataract ( though you're young to have this), inflammation in the eye (often associated with ache and redness), or corneal swelling/irritation. If you already had an eye specialist look at your eye, but the symptoms continue to persist or worsen, you may need to seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism & light sensitivity. I bought new glasses. Still have severe night time glare. Doc says eyes will adjust. Its been a month. Do I have to live with the glare? Visit another doctor?

I have astigmatism & light sensitivity. I bought new glasses. Still have severe night time glare. Doc says eyes will adjust. Its been a month. Do I have to live with the glare? Visit another doctor?

Glare: Glare can be due to many things besides astigmatism-- you may have a cataract, you may have other eye problems--- some people will use slightly tinted glasses for night driving-- others will use special mirrors that dim down with oncoming headlights from behind-- it is ok to get another opinion from another doc, but first, make sure the glasses were made correctly... ...Read more

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I just got new glasses with a stigmatism prescription, which I didn't have before.Is it normal to have blurry vision while getting use to them?Howlong?

I just got new glasses with a stigmatism prescription, which I didn't have before.Is it normal to have blurry vision while getting use to them?Howlong?

Prescription: Hard to answer without knowing your age, actual prescription, and how long you've had the glasses. But generally speaking, you shouldn't be blurry while getting used to the glasses. Go back and share your concerns with the doctor that prescribed the glasses. ...Read more

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Ive had a flash in peripheral vision right eye for about 4 months, every day 1-3 times/day. eye dr said he doesnt see anything. what else could it be?

Ive had a flash in peripheral vision right eye for about 4 months, every day 1-3 times/day. eye dr said he doesnt see anything. what else could it be?

Flash of light: Seizure? Cholesterol emboli that moves on? blood clot from heart or artery in next that is small and moves on. Any Hx of trauma to eye? If persists go back to Eye Dr. Let us know what they find. ...Read more

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I started seeing black spots,then my vision went completely dark!from start to finish it lasted a min.i'm not dehydrated or lacking salt.any ideas?

I started seeing black spots,then my vision went completely dark!from start to finish it lasted a min.i'm not dehydrated or lacking salt.any ideas?

Very concerned!: These are very concerning symptoms and could represent a serious condition. You need to establish with a health care professional and get appropriate testing and examination to exclude life threatening problems like TIA, Stroke, Arrhythmia or Central nervous system issues. Don't delay, get checked out as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Vision has gotten really blurry lately & i see visual snow in my vision even with glasses on. This started before the glasses as well. What's going on?

Vision has gotten really blurry lately & i see visual snow in my vision even with glasses on. This started before the glasses as well. What's going on?

Time for exam: If the snow is there all the time, you really need to see your eye doctor for a full exam. Cover each eye separately to see if it's in one or both eyes. Make sure to describe it as well as you can for the doctor. If the snow comes and goes, it could be related to low blood pressure or with migraines (if you're prone to headaches). Good luck! ...Read more

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I made a lasik surgery 2 days ago, till now i see blurry as if i am wearing a wrong degree glasses is it normal?what is the period 4 a clear vision?

I made a lasik surgery 2 days ago, till now i see blurry as if i am wearing a wrong degree glasses is it normal?what is the period 4 a clear vision?

Few months: Honestly, it can take 2-3 months before your vision stabilizes again and your eye is completely healed. It can vary based upon what your vision was like before the procedure. Ask your surgeon what he/she expects for you based upon what your eyes were like before the procedure so that you'll have a better idea of what to expect in terms of healing time. ...Read more

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Sometimes after exercise or playing soccer I have blurry vision or see jagged lines in my field of vision. Lasts 15-30 min. Why might this happen?

Sometimes after exercise or playing soccer I have blurry vision or see jagged lines in my field of vision. Lasts 15-30 min. Why might this happen?

Several options: This might be pigmentary glaucoma. If you are myopic and have this problem, the pigment liberated in exercise partially blocks fluid circulation inside the eye increasing the pressure and causing visual symptoms. It could also be a manifestation of occipital migraine. Check with your ophthalmologist as the glaucoma probably needs treatment. ...Read more

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I believe I got an eye infection through make -up (false eyelashes) I've had a very red, scratchy, irritated and blurry vision in one eye for two days. I've traveling abroad and still traveling for another day before I can see a Dr. What should I do?

Likely allergic: Although you could get an infection from shared cosmetics,lashes, I doubt this has happened. Your tissue likely had an allergic response to the material used to attach the lashes.A simple eye wash and or artificial tears can help you in the near term and avoid using the lashes. If allergic,it will improve slowly,if infected this should help until you are seen. ...Read more

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Without wearing my glasses i get sometimes blurry vision that last for a few seconds and i don't see anything clear.i have miopia and astigmatism.

Without wearing my glasses i get sometimes blurry vision that last for a few seconds and i don't see anything clear.i have miopia and astigmatism.

Eye dryness: This is a common symptom in eyes that are dry. However you might also have an inadequate prescription if this symptoms is persistent. Check with your ophthalmologist for the best solution. ...Read more

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Visual Aura (Definition)

Is a perceived visual sensation (such as blurred vision, flashing lights) that precedes a condition affecting the brain such ...Read more


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Glasses (Definition)

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