Eye Problems & Symptoms

Find the vision information you are looking for by reading through our comprehensive articles of common eye and vision problems.

Black Eye

A black eye is generally not a serious issue. While you and I might call it a ‘shiner’, doctors refer to it as a periorbital hematoma. However, there are circumstances under which you would be well advised to seek prompt medical attention. For example, when the injury involves a skull fracture or damage to the eyeball. […]

Blood in the Eye

Known medically as a subconjunctival hemorrhage, this condition is typically harmless and rarely requires treatment. Learn more about this condition’s symptoms, causes, prevention tips, and more.

Blurred Vision

Blurry vision can be an important sign of eye disease, which may be a common problem such as conjunctivitis or a more severe problem such as glaucoma.

Burning Eyes

There are many different causes and symptoms that go along with burning eyes. Learn more about treatment and what to expect while dealing with this problem.Most times, there are ways to reduce or minimize the fuzz.

Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Many people suffer from dark circles under the eyes. They are embarrassing and make you look older than you are. There are lots of ways adults and children can develop these dark circles under their eyes. Yes, some people have dark circles under their eyes because of lack of sleep or too much alcohol. But those aren’t […]

Depth Perception

What is depth perception? Can you perceive depth correctly? Find out here and learn about binocular and monocular cues and how we utilize them to perceive depth.

Double Vision

Diplopia, better known as double vision, is a visual symptom that can be minor or serious. Many of us take for granted our ability to open our eyes and see a single, clear image, but when something goes wrong and we begin to see double images, it can be a sign of a serious underlying problem for which medical attention should be sought immediately.

Eye Allergies

Eye allergies should not be left untreated. Stop suffering and learn what you can do to help the problem.

Eye Discharge

The yellowish, sticky, crusty substance that sometimes makes your eyes feel glued shut, is called or referred to as eye discharge. Though most causes of eye discharge are harmless, sometimes medical attention is needed. Read more to see if you need to see your doctor.

Eye Flashes

If you're experiencing eye flashes—flashes of light in your vision—it may be nothing to worry about, or it may be a sign of a serious medical condition.

Eye Floaters

Eye Floaters, also known as vitreous floaters or eye spots. They are tiny specks, circles, or thread-like clouds that appear in your field of vision.

Eye Injury

The ability to see can easily be taken for granted, and many people overlook proper eye protection when doing dangerous work. This is true even among workers whose occupations put them at risk for eye injury, such as welders, construction workers, and industrial cleaners. Each day about 2,000 US workers suffer job-related eye injuries that […]

Eye Pain

Eye pain varies from patient to patient and can be described as a stabbing, throbbing, burning, gritty, sharp, aching or "something in my eye" feeling. There are two types of eye pain; orbital pain and ocular pain.

Eye Pressure

A change in eye pressure may indicate a more serious problem.

Eye Strain

Eye Straining your eyes is not a serious problem, however it can be a sign or symptom of a serious problem. There are many different prevention measures you can take if you are suffering from strained eyes.

Eye Swelling

The swelling of the eyes or eyelids is a very common symptom among people. There are various reasons why someone's eyes swell up such as trauma or allergies. There are also simple home remedies such as applying an ice pack to treat this symptom.

Eye Twitching

Eye Twitching, or Blepharospasm, is annoying, but it is rarely connected to a more serious eye problem. Learn what you can do to treat the symptoms.

Eyelashes Falling Out

Hypotrichosis or Alopecia Areata are conditions that can cause hair loss on the scalp, and can cause the eyebrows and eyelashes to fall out.

Eyelid Laceration

An eyelid laceration can be an excruciatingly painful injury, and if it is severe enough, it can require medical attention. In this article we will discuss the causes of eyelid lacerations, what to do until medical attention can be obtained, what to expect when medical treatment is administered, possible complications arising from the injury, and […]

Hyphema - Blood in the Eye

The term hyphema denotes the accumulation of blood in the anterior (front) chamber of the eye, the fluid-filled space between the cornea and the iris. Hyphemas can vary in appearance. A hyphema may be no more than a tiny spot—invisible in the mirror—or it may be severe enough to completely obscure vision in the affected […]

Itchy Eyes

Itchy eyes are a main reaction to allergies like Allergic Conjunctivitis but there can be other causes of itchy eyes not related to allergies. There are two types of allergies; seasonal and perennial. Treatment for allergies can be either prescribed by a doctor or found on store shelves.

Night Blindness

Nobody should suffer from night blindness. See what you can do to treat and prevent this disability.


Although it's more common in children, Nystagmus may develop in anyone at any time. Learn what causes this problem, and how it's treated and prevented.

Peripheral Vision

Our side vision is just as important as our central vision. Learn more about peripheral vision problems, loss of this part of the visual field, and tests that can determine the extent of your side-vision loss.


Light sensitivity, or photophobia, plagues many different people for many different reasons. But unlike other conditions and diseases, photophobia is a symptom of an underlying cause. Learn what causes light sensitivity and how to treat it.

Puffy Eyelids

Similar to puffy eyes, puffy eyelids can be irritating, annoying and down right painful at times. There are many causes for puffy eyelids, some of which are avoidable while others are not. There are also many different treatment methods you can conduct at home to reduce the amount of puffiness is in your eyelids.

Puffy Eyes

Puffy eyes are a condition where the eyes begin swelling due to different factors.

Red, Bloodshot Eyes

Red eyes are more or less a non-specific term used to describe the condition of the eyes and could be due to illness, injury or a condition of the eyes. Basically red eyes are caused when the blood vessels inside of the sclera (white part of the eye) become irritated.

Scratched Cornea

A scratched cornea, also called a corneal abrasion, is a common injury involving the eye. It is often caused by a foreign body that scratches the surface of the eye.

Snow Blindness

Can your eyes get sunburned? Most of us have learned to be careful when going out in the sun; we cover every exposed inch of skin with SPF-30 sunblock (or higher) and take every reasonable precaution to avoid sunburned faces and limbs. What many of us don’t realize, however, is that it is quite possible […]

Sore Eyes

A person suffering from sore eyes is more than like highly contagious, as they are in fact suffering from a viral form of conjunctivitis. Learn about the symptoms of this problem, as well as treatment and prevention steps that should be taken.

Swollen Eyelid

Swollen eyelids are caused by many different things. Though the most obvious symptom is a swollen eyelid, there are other symptoms you should be aware of to help determine the underlying cause of the swelling. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment methods when dealing with swollen eyelids.

Tired Eyes

Tired eyes can make it difficult to get through your day. See what you can do to improve your symptoms.

Tunnel Vision

The term tunnel vision means exactly what the name suggests: It is the loss of peripheral vision—the portion of your visual field that lies at the outer edges of your range of vision. Tunnel vision may be temporary or permanent, and it can have myriad causes. In this article we will provide an overview of […]

Vision Change

If you notice a change in your vision you should not wait to see your eye care professional. If ignored, it can worsen and severely impact your way of life. There are many possible causes to someone's changing vision, and preventive steps you can take beforehand.

Vision Loss

Vision loss can happen gradually or suddenly. Either way, learn what you could and should do if this happens to you or someone you know.

Watery Eyes

There are many things that can cause watery eyes such as dryness, allergies, medication, and blocked tear ducts. Read on to see if any of these problems can be causing your eyes to water.