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9 Signs and Symptoms that You’re Having an Eye Problem

9 Signs and Symptoms that You’re Having an Eye Problem

Eyes are delicate yet crucially important organs that allow us to perform many of our daily tasks. Good eye care, by adopting habits like minimising strain and wearing eye protection, helps ensure that our eyes will continue to be windows to our world for years to come. 

However, despite our efforts, eyes can sometimes develop issues outside of our control. When such problems arise, you should quickly seek the advice of an ophthalmologist for eye treatments in Singapore

Read on to find out more about some signs and symptoms that indicate you might be having vision problems and need to consult a professional as soon as possible.

Red Eyes

This is a symptom many people might be familiar with, especially if they’ve had a late night the day before. While minor lifestyle or environmental factors like eye fatigue or allergies can cause red eye symptoms, it can sometimes be an indicator of a more serious underlying problem. 

Red eyes can also be an indication of eye infections like pink eye or conjunctivitis. They can also be due to diseases that include uveitis or glaucoma. If your red eyes are accompanied by mucus discharge, eye pain, light sensitivity, fever, swelling, or blurry vision, you should make an appointment with an eye specialist in Singapore.

Light Sensitivity

Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition where a person is extra sensitive to light. Symptoms include excessive squinting and discomfort when exposed to lights, headaches, and neck pain. You might also find yourself avoiding lights by wearing sunglasses more often or turning down the brightness of electronic devices. If you notice these symptoms, you should inform your primary care physician or your ophthalmologist.


Everyone has likely seen floaters in their eyes which look like translucent squiggly lines gliding across their field of vision. They’re caused by particles floating in the fluid that fills the insides of your eyes. While a few floaters are perfectly normal, a sudden increase in the number of floaters in your eyes could be something more serious. 

Night Blindness

Night blindness, as the term indicates, is difficulty in seeing things when in dim light or at nighttime. It can affect anyone at any age, although it tends to be more prevalent as you get older. It can be caused by a number of factors including cataracts which can be improved by undergoing cataract surgery in Singapore.


Eye flashes are bright flickering spots, streaks, jagged lines, or sudden bursts of light. They are usually noticed from the corner of your eyes and are sometimes part of the ageing process. However, they can also be a symptom of more serious retinal diseases and warrant a consultation with a trained professional.

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are a common condition resulting from insufficient tears from the tear glands which are supposed to keep your eyes moist and lubricated. They can be caused by lifestyle and dietary factors. Usually temporary and treatable with eye drops, you should see an eye doctor if they happen in combination with other symptoms, or if the discomfort is bad enough to keep you from doing daily tasks.

Blurring Or Distorted Vision

If you find that your vision has become less sharp all of a sudden and you’re experiencing either partial or total blurred vision, then it’s definitely cause for concern. Blurred or distorted vision can have several root causes and can happen in either one eye or both, and may be accompanied by other symptoms.

If blurry vision is due to myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, then you can consider our LASIK, ReLEx SMILE laser vision correction in Singapore which will allow you to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses.

Learn More: 4 Benefits of LASIK Surgery

Excessive Tearing

Excessive tearing, or watery eyes, is a condition that can stem from many different factors. While the symptom isn’t itself serious, they are an indication that something else might be wrong with your tear ducts or your eyes.


Swelling of the eye typically happens along the eyelids and is often caused by excess fluid in the connective tissues. Causes include allergies, insect bites, infections and conjunctivitis. In more serious cases orbital cellulitis, thyroid eye disease, or trauma.

At Nova Eye Centre, our aim is to provide the highest quality of eye care and services for the benefit of our patients. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, you can reach out to us via our contact page to make an appointment and our support team will get back to you.

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