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Diminished peripheral vision and type of staggered vision


The problem that I'm having is that I'm having regular eye checks and the prescription changed accordingly but I am losing sight quite quickly. I am 41 yrs old. I have badly diminished peripheral vision but am also having something weird going on. The only way I can describe it is that I've got staggered vision. It's as if I was vibrating and looking or kind of similar to when strobe lights go and you lose the smoothness of looking around.
Please can you offer me any suggestions.

Answer Written answer:

Diminishing peripheral vision and the symptoms you describe are not usual unless you have some health problem with your eyes or systemic disease affecting your eyesight. I can only suggest that you ask the optometrist who examined your eyes last time what condition do you have and his or her opinion on this odd symptom. 

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Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom has been a qualified Optometrist for over 35 years, and has a vast experience of almost all aspects of optometry. He joined Specsavers Opticians in 1993 first in Liverpool and for 15 years as a director of Lancaster and Morecambe. He served on many panels and committees whilst a director, including those responsible for IT design and professional advancement. He was regional chairman of the North West directors of Specsavers for over 12 years and as such was involved in almost all aspects of optometry on a business and professional level. He has been involved on the Local Optical Committee for many years and is currently Vice Chairman in his area.
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