Poor or Reduced Vision

Poor or reduced vision requires medical attention, especially if this happens either suddenly or over a short space of time. Vision may be restored if causes are corrected promptly.

It is important to remember that many people do not know they have eye disease because there are often no warning signs or symptoms, or they assume that poor sight is a natural part of growing older. Early detection and treatment of eye problems is the best way to keep your healthy vision throughout your life. In many cases, blindness and vision loss are preventable.

Poor or blurred vision


There are a number of causes of poor vision. The list below is not exhaustive. It is important to have a regular eye examination and eye test for vision and to ascertain and if possible treat any cause of poor vision.

  • Cataract
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Fuchs Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Keratoconus
  • Macular pucker/hole
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Pellucid Marginal Degeneration
  • Uveitis

If you are unsure about your loss of vision contact one of our Patient Co-ordinators who can arrange an appointment for you to see one of our surgeons. Call 0800 011 2884 or email us here.

Author Information

Authored by Sheraz Daya MD FACP FACS FRCS(Ed) FRCOphth, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon & Medical Director, June 2019.

Next review due June 2020.