Signs & Symptoms of Sight Loss

Your vision is one of your most important senses. Your vision allows you to be independent. Because being able to see is so essential, annual eye exams with Urban Optics should be scheduled every year. There are many diseases and conditions that can cause sight loss, including:

•    Glaucoma

•    Macular degeneration

•    Cataracts

•    Diabetic retinopathy

•    Retinitis pigmentosa

•    Inflammation of the optic nerve

•    Inadequate blood supply to the retina


There are several eye changes that could mean that you are losing your sight. Some of these symptoms come on gradually, and some come on suddenly.

•    Double vision

•    Blurry vision

•    Seeing flashes of light

•    Seeing floaters or “spider webs”

•    Seeing halos or rainbows around lights

•    Seeing what looks like a curtain coming down over one eye

•    A sudden decrease in vision

•    Sudden sensitivity to light and glare

•    Sudden eye pain

•    Itching or burning eyes

    Courtesy: Urban-Optics