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Why is my vision changing?

By July 16, 2014 - 10:23pm
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Are my vision changes a normal part of aging, or could they be a sign of something more serious?

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Hello Chanppsumit,

Thank you for your question.

Most eye floaters are caused by age-related changes that occur as the jelly-like substance (vitreous) inside your eyes becomes more liquid. When this happens, microscopic fibers within the vitreous tend to clump together and can cast tiny shadows on your retina, which you may see as eye floaters.

In general, eye floaters are benign but annoying, However, If you notice a sudden increase in the number of eye floaters, contact an eye specialist immediately — especially if you also see flashes of light or lose your peripheral vision. These can be symptoms of an emergency that requires prompt attention.

Decrease in vision is serious. Consider scheduling an appointment with an ophthalmologist for a complete eye examination to rule out serious disorders such as macular degeneration or glaucoma, which lead to vision impairment.


August 19, 2014 - 9:46am

Hello imranykhan,

I would like to welcome you to the EmpowHER community.
What are your specific vision changes?

Vision changes are common as we age. Difficulty seeing clearly for reading and close work are two of the most common problems adults develop between the ages 41 to 60. The normal aging changes in the eye's focusing ability is called presbyopia. This condition continue to progress over time.

If you wore prescription glasses or contact lens to see clearly in the distance, the onset of presbyopia can cause the need for bifocal or multifocal lens.

With aging, there is the risk for developing cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Your ophthalmologist is your best resource to answer your question.


July 22, 2014 - 2:45pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hello Maryann,

i have one question.

I have floaters in my eye and i used glasses too.

I did shown my eyes with many eyes expert regarding floaters and everyone just told me ignore those floaters and now a days my eyes vision is dropping day by day and i feel that one of my eye got too much tired while working in front of computer and floaters is increasing day by day too in same eyes.

i worked in night shift too.

Please let me know what will i do.

August 15, 2014 - 1:33pm
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