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According to optometrists’ recommendation, you should go for a physical eye examination every year for early detection of any issues that can undermine your good vision. Even if you do not have a family history of diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, it is essential to keep a tab on your eye’s health. 

Taking note of changes in your eyesight will help to prevent serious eye issues. As soon as you notice any of the symptoms below, ensure to visit your optometrist for help. Here are signs to know that you have bad eyesight:

Signs of Bad Eyesight

  1. Doubled, blurred or hazy vision
  2. Sudden eye pain
  3. Swollen, red eyes
  4. Seeing spider webs
  5. Seeing flashes of light
  6. Eye sensitivity to glare
  7. Itching, burning eyes
  8. Sudden changes in vision
  9. White areas in the pupil
  10. Changes in the color of the iris.

Other Significant Symptoms of Bad Eyesight

When you notice any of the following signs, visit an optometrist immediately:

1. Vision Problems While Walking

If you are having a hard time walking smoothly, you should see your optometrist. If the ground appears bumpy or irregular, making it difficult for you to walk easily, you have bad eyesight. If you feel scared to go up and downstairs, and you have to be unusually cautious, let an optometrist examine your eyes. 

If you walk and you keep brushing against the walls, you may be suffering from bad eyesight unawares. Visit an optometrist for a test. When you reach out to pick an object on the floor and over-reach it, something is wrong with your eyesight.

2. Difficulty with Everyday Activities

If you unavoidably have to make changes about how you handle your everyday chores or activities, you may be having an underlying eyesight problem. If you have to change how you read, drive, watch TV or do your hobbies, visit an optometrist for an eye examination.

3. Changes in Looking at Things

Sudden changes in how you look at things may indicate bad eyesight. If you now tilt your head to one side or squint, do for an examination.


Keep a tab on your eyesight to note any changes, especially to note any changes, especially concerning the symptoms discussed above. Immediately you notice changes, do not hesitate to see your optometrist promptly for treatment and possible correction.