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My eyesight was perfect until a few years ago when i noticed i couldn't see things far away as clearly as i used to. I got some glasses but i didn't need them for driving. Until a few months ago there was only a very gradual change in my eyesight (it got worse but only very slightly and i started wearing them for driving at night). Over the last few months it's suddenly got worse and things i could see before i now can't see, e.g. the time on my clock which is a few metres away on a shelf.
Is there a reason why eyesight suddenly deteriorates? Can it be related to stress and is it permanent or will they improve again? It's really scary not being able to see as well as i used to (i'm 25).
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Although your age would predict against it, your symptoms sound somewhat like the onset and development of a cataract. There are generally, two different kinds of cataracts. Both have differing causes. One is age related. It's found that a high percentage of people over the age of 70 have or will develop the condition. The other, however, is caused by some eye injury. This need not be significantly traumatic, perhaps not even memorable. This type of cataract can appear quickly and develop rapidly. I wouldn't give it a whole lot of concern, but you should determine that you've been examined for the condition.
Best of luck!
I have glasses only for driving and find that my sight without glasses also blurs considerably in the evening if I am very tired. I have had this checked out at the opticians and its "one of those things" so it may well be the same for you.
I am assuming that you have had checks for glaucoma etc at the opticians? As Clanad says, its worth getting a check up and i would suggest starting with a visit to the docs, especially if the blurred sight is accompanied by any other symptoms
I would certainly suggest a visit to GP and get checked for diabetes. I had no idea that I was diabetic until an optician referred me to a clinic .where it was found that I had Glaucoma, which is treated by drops. The diabetes was found by urine and blood tests , and is treated with a drug named Metformin . Better safe than sorry .mate .. good luck