Taking the Signs Seriously
The harsh reality is that many eye diseases show no symptoms at all. You may only become aware of a disease when you’ve already permanently lost some vision. While expert analysis from our eye doctors is the best way to curb the onset of eye disease, being aware of symptoms also helps.
If you experience any of these symptoms regularly, it’s best to contact us immediately.
Random or sudden flashes of light should not occur regularly. These could be symptoms of posterior vitreous detachment, a condition associated with the retina. They may be accompanied by floaters.
You may have an eye issue if you notice thin black strands “wandering” across your field of vision. Independently, floaters are not automatically dangerous. But a sudden eruption of floaters means a potential eye emergency.
Chronic Dry Eye
An inability to produce natural tears or keep your eyes lubricated may indicate more serious eye conditions. Dry eye syndrome may not seem threatening, but it could lead to injuries and dangerous infections.
Itchy, Red, Burning Eyes
Beyond dry eye, this painful sensation can indicate conjunctivitis (pink eye) or other bacterial or viral infections. Allergies may also cause irritated eyes. Come see one of our optometrists and inquire about prescription antibiotics.