Sudden changes in vision can be alarming, and it's important to know when to seek medical attention. In this blog, we'll explore the different causes of sudden changes in vision, and when you need to visit our optometrist.

What causes sudden changes in vision?

Sudden changes in vision can be caused by a variety of factors, including ocular migraines, brain changes, and eye-related issues. Ocular migraines, for example, can cause changes in vision, but everyone experiences them differently. Some people may experience a migraine alongside the vision changes, while others may not.

Additionally, sudden changes in vision can also be caused by eye-related issues such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts. These conditions can lead to vision loss if left untreated. Other causes of sudden changes in vision may include stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. These conditions can affect the blood vessels in the eye and lead to vision changes.

It's also important to note that some medications can cause sudden changes in vision as a side effect. Certain antidepressants, blood pressure medications, and even some antibiotics can cause vision changes. If you're taking any medication and experience sudden changes in vision, it's important to consult with your doctor.

How can sudden changes in vision manifest?

Sudden changes in vision can manifest in a number of ways, including:

If you experience a sudden change in vision, it's important to visit our optometrist right away. This is especially true if the change in vision is accompanied by other symptoms, such as a headache or nausea. We advise that the first time a sudden change in vision occurs, one should always seek medical attention and schedule an eye exam right away.

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