The window to your health
Eyes are an important part of your health. Some common vision problems have no warning signs and can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. Regular eye exams can help your eye doctor find vision problems early, and they may uncover other hidden health problems, too.
Learn the early warning signs, and make an appointment.
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Common eye problems
Did you know that 1 in 3 adults over 40 has a vision problem? Look for these common warning signs:
- trouble seeing at night, especially when you drive toward bright headlights
- hard time reading and doing close-up work
- cloudy vision
- problems with glare from lamps or the sun
- frequent changes in your eyeglass prescription
- trouble seeing things to your side
- changes in the way you see color
- double vision or halos around lights
If you're over 40, you're at increased risk for:
- cataracts (clouding of the eye's lens)
- glaucoma (disease of the optic nerve)
- macular degeneration (loss of central vision)
- presbyopia (a condition that makes it harder to read and do close-up work)
Some common vision problems have no warning signs and can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated.
Blocked tear ducts
Cataracts: Should I have surgery?
Contact lens care
H-LASIK for farsightedness
LASIK for nearsightedness
Objects in the eye
Pinguecula and pterygium (growths on the lining of the eyelid and the covering of the white part of the eye)
Styes and chalazia
Reviewed by: Craig Robbins, MD, November 2018