Serious Signs you Need to See your Eye Doctor

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Maintaining your eye health should be one of your top priorities when it comes to your overall well-being. Most of the time we don’t notice anything to drastic when it comes our eyes. But there are some signs you should be aware of and if they do occur you should be seen promptly by one of our experienced optometrists at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo. Listed below are serious signs you need to make an eye exam appointment.


Eye Pain

Eye pain can be caused by glaucoma, dry eye, an eye injury, a scratched cornea, or even cancer of the eye. While most eye diseases are painless it is always a good idea to have your doctor take a look at your eyes the next time you feel some discomfort or pain.


Flashing Lights, Floaters, or Gray Shadows

The sudden onset of flashing lights, a noticeable increase in the amount of floaters, a shadow in your peripheral vision, or a gray curtain moving across your field of vision could be signs of a detachment of the retina. Nearsightedness, eye diseases like glaucoma, and physical injury to the eye are among the causes of retinal detachment. Unless treated quickly, usually with surgery, retinal detachment can lead to blindness.


Sudden Loss of Vision

Sudden vision loss could signal a number of eye diseases and conditions. One is macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration. Another cause of sudden vision loss could be a type of glaucoma, which leads to a rapid buildup of fluid pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve. There are a variety of reasons as to why you might lose vision in one or both of your eyes which is why it is so important to schedule an eye exam as soon as possible.


Constant Discomfort

If you experience any discomfort in your eye after doing an activity in which a small particle could have entered your eye, don’t ignore it. Have your eyes checked out by a doctor to make sure that you don’t have a foreign particle in the eye, which can cause an infection.


If you are concerned about your eye health or have been experiencing any of the problems listed above, you should call and make an appointment at Utah Valley Eye Center in Provo as soon as possible. We are your eye care and LASIK experts and can make sure you get the care and precision you need.

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