If you are worried that you might be developing eye problems there are certain signs you can look out for to determine if you might have visual
problems in the future.
Temporary Blurriness when Refocusing
You might find you have blurriness when you refocus your eyes, or when you wake up there might be blurriness. Try avoiding screens and televisions for a period of time to see if this resolves the issue. Signs to watch out for is if episodes like this occur more frequently over the following weeks to months.
White Spots in Vision
If you notice white spots in your vision that aren’t stars caused by a rush of blood to the head then could be a warning sign of a coming vision problem. You may notice white spots in your vision that either stay when you look at them or go away. This is usually an atypical vision problem and is cause for concern, as it’s probably something that will need the attention of an optometrist. A serious warning sign is if it frequently occurs and doesn’t go away over days to weeks.
Haziness in Vision
If you notice a hazy fog or just haziness in your vision, it’s another warning sign. Your vision might look more generally white and blurred out. This could be caused by UV damage from staring at sources of UV
light like the sun, or visiting a tanning bed. If this is the case, wait 24 hours to see if the haziness goes away on its own. If it doesn’t, contact your eye doctor. If you haven’t been exposed to UV light as far as you know, and you still have haziness in vision, seek medical attention as you may be experiencing the beginning stages of a serious vision problem.
If you feel like your eyeballs are itchy it’s probable that swelling is occurring in your eyes. This could be caused by UV damage. If the problem persists beyond a day or two, seek help from your eye doctor.
All sorts of eye problems can occur, but many of them are treatable if you catch them early enough. If you notice any of the above signs of vision problems, contact your eye doctor right away.