5 Common Serious Eye Problems That Deserve More Attention

Guest blog post. Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center. With a knack for understanding medical procedures, and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs to inform readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care, especially LASIK. Aaron loves collecting coasters from the different bars and restaurants he visits during his travels.


Knowing the early 5 common signs of eye problems can help you receive the best treatment before it becomes serious or life-threatening. So let’s get started with a closer look at what eye problems are first.

Vision changes are a normal part of getting older. But if you experience these symptoms, you should probably get it checked by a professional. According to the World Health Organization, more than 285 million people are visually impaired worldwide. 80% of these could have been cured. That’s why regular eye exams are so important because they can be especially beneficial in detecting progressive eye conditions.

And here are 5 common signs of serious eye problems that you should know about.

  1. Blurry Vision

The first common sign of eye problems is blurry vision. Even if it clears up, blurry vision can be a sign of a number of eye problems such as glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease in which the pressure in your eye, damages the optic nerve. And according to the National Eye Institute, if you have diabetes, your risk of glaucoma doubles up.

2. Red Eyes

Red eye can signify an inflammation like uveitis or scleritis. Uveitis is the swelling and inflammation of the centre coating of the eyeball. Scleritis, on the other hand, is the swelling of hard, outer protective layer around the eye. Red eyes are a result of the dilation of tiny blood vessels. Eye fatigue, allergies, over-wearing contact lenses, and eye infections like conjunctivitis can often result in red eyes.

3. Hyperglycemia

Hyperglycemia can have negative effects on every part of your body, including your eyes. When you have diabetes, your vision may distort since there’s a fluid leaking into the lens of your eye. This makes the lens inflame and change shape. These changes make it hard for you to focus and things start appearing fuzzy.

4. Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears. In such cases, patients would face discomfort in the form of stinging, pain, burning, and redness. For those of you working in front of a desk, you should take frequent breaks and wear glasses so that you don’t strain your eyes too much.

5. Eye lid Problems

Our eyelids do much more than just fluttering the eyelashes. They are a protective layer that lubricates the surface, while also limiting the amount of light that penetrates your eyes. When this doesn’t happen, your eyes start itching, hurting, and they become a lot more sensitive to light. Some people might also experience blinking spasms and swollen outer edges near your eyelashes.

6. Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of ability to focus on nearby objects as we age and is caused by the loss of elasticity in the lens of the eye. It’s is a normal part of aging and can happen to anyone, even those with no prior vision problems. However, this condition can be easily corrected with the help of reading glasses, bifocals, or multi-focus contact lenses.

Your lifestyle has a big role to play in determining how well you’re treating your eyes. Modern lifestyles come at a cost and may include spending a major chunk of your time in front of a computer desk. Make sure you seek help immediately if you face any of these eye problems. It’s important to keep your doctor in the loop if your eyes just not doing too well.