This incurable disease leads to loss of vision, but you can cut your risk of macular degeneration by making healthy lifestyle choices.
Small specks, cobweb-like strands or clouds that move across your vision are called eye floaters.
Refractive errors are very common, causing blurred vision. Learn about short sightedness, astigmatism and other types of refractive errors here.
Finding it hard to tell red from green, or blue from yellow, is colour blindness. In rare cases, a person can’t see colour at all. Learn more here.
Regular eye tests can pick up problems before you notice any symptoms – and you don’t need a referral to see an optometrist.
Retinal detachment is a medical emergency and you should go to hospital immediately if it happens.
Charles Bonnet syndrome
People with Charles Bonnet syndrome experience visual hallucinations (‘phantom images’) but don’t have a mental health issue. Learn about the condition here.
Blurred vision can be caused by several eye conditions or by an underlying disease, such as diabetes. Learn here what to do if you experience blurred vision.
This eye condition changes the shape of the cornea, the dome-shaped window that covers the iris, distorting a person’s vision.
Correcting a squint (adult)
Strabismus surgery should make your eyes point in the same direction and improve any double vision.