What Are the Symptoms of Vision Loss?


While vision loss may seem like a symptom in and of itself, it’s actually more complicated than the world simply becoming blurry. Vision loss can manifest itself in a number of different ways, some of which may go unnoticed by someone experiencing such loss. Also, since vision loss can often be incremental, developing slowly, an individual may not notice that his or her vision has deteriorated as much as it has.

So, what are the other symptoms of vision loss outside of blurry vision?

    • Pain: As your eyes work to adjust to the lack of clarity they’re experiencing, they will begin to strain. This strain, over time, will cause someone experiencing vision loss to also experience pain.
    • Floaters: Vision can be lost in a number of ways. Sometimes, individuals will begin to see “floaters” or small points of light in their vision, which can exist even if that individual’s vision is otherwise clear.
    • Light sensitivity: As vision begins to deteriorate, an individual may begin to experience an increased sensitivity to light, which can develop due to a number of different issues with the individual’s eyes themselves.
    • Halos: Particularly in low light, an individual may begin to see halos around bright lights. This is typically an early sign that an individual’s vision is beginning to deteriorate.
    • Clumsiness: It may seem silly, but if you notice that you’re bumping into things more often than you used to, this could be a sign that your peripheral vision has diminished.

If you’re experiencing any of the above issues, or if you believe that your vision is simply blurrier than it used to be, then it’s time that you saw an eye doctor! Lenza Eye Center is here to help Portland-area residents experiencing vision loss. Give us a call at (503) 833-2662 to schedule an eye exam.