My Vision Fluctuates – What could this mean?

Eye Examination
  • Have you noticed that your vision fluctuates from time to time? If so, this is something that you don’t want to diagnose on your own. Instead, it is best that you schedule an appointment with your optometrist to ensure a proper diagnosis.

    There are many reasons why this could be happening. Believe it or not, most people suffer from fluctuating vision. That being said, it is more frequent and bothersome in some people.

    One of the main reasons for fluctuating vision is stress. Have you noticed that your vision issues come and go as a result of your stress levels? If not, begin to pay attention to when this is happening – you may be surprised at what you find.

    Fluctuating vision, as a result of stress, may be accompanied by blurriness and/or a headache.

    Did you know that some illnesses and bodily changes can result in vision fluctuations? This is not something that everybody deals with, but it is quite common. For example, many people with a thyroid disorder report this problem. The same holds true for those who are going through pregnancy.

    Finding a Solution

    As this is a problem with your eyes, the first thing you should do is visit a qualified optometrist. Your eye doctor can examine your eyes, determine if it is related to a current issue, and help you pinpoint a solution.

    If this is not something that your optometrist is not comfortable treating or there is a chance that it could be related to another issue, such as a thyroid disease, you may be referred to a specialist.

    Anybody who has suffered from fluctuating vision knows just how bothersome it can be. On top of this, it can greatly hinder the ability to focus throughout the day.

    With many potential causes, it is best to follow these steps:

    • Chart when your vision fluctuates to attempt to determine the cause
    • Schedule an appointment with your optometrist


    About 

    Following the completion of a Specialized Microbiology degree from the University of Alberta, Dr. Jason Lau graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree at the State University of New York in New York City. Internships include the Glaucoma Institute for Clinical Research and Education in NYC, as well as The Laser Eye Centers (TLC) in Miami, FL. A residency in Ocular Disease in Seattle, WA followed an extensive rotation at the Castlepoint Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital in NY. These experiences allowed him to bolster a genuine interest in the management of Glaucoma and Oculo-systemic Disorders, to which he has dedicated much of his practise.


    June 22nd, 2012 | Jason Lau | Comments Off on My Vision Fluctuates – What could this mean? |

About The Author

Jason Lau

Following the completion of a Specialized Microbiology degree from the University of Alberta, Dr. Jason Lau graduated with his Doctor of Optometry degree at the State University of New York in New York City. Internships include the Glaucoma Institute for Clinical Research and Education in NYC, as well as The Laser Eye Centers (TLC) in Miami, FL. A residency in Ocular Disease in Seattle, WA followed an extensive rotation at the Castlepoint Veterans Affairs Medical Hospital in NY. These experiences allowed him to bolster a genuine interest in the management of Glaucoma and Oculo-systemic Disorders, to which he has dedicated much of his practise.

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