My vision weakens, what can I do?

Many vision disturbances can affect the field of vision in the long term, causing blindness even. In order to preserve your visual acuity, we invite you to read this article where you can find when to consult, discover the different treatments and rehabilitation, but also when to act if it comes to a medical emergency and the vision deteriorates suddenly.

When to consult

when your vision weakens ?

There’s nothing compared to regular ophthalmological monitoring to avoid being caught by surprise and your vision to suddenly weaken! During your appointment, Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger performs a set of tests (ocular structure, fundus, etc.) and diagnoses the reason behind the loss of vision.

However, if you haven’t recently seen any ophthalmologist and your vision weakens, we invite you to be particularly careful of the following visual disturbances signs :

  • difficulté à lire
  • difficulties to read;
  • difficulties to clearly distinct subtitles on television or theater screen;
  • headaches or ocular fatigue.
  • If you present more intense symptoms such as sudden loss of vision, strong pains, blurry vision,  watery eyes or any abnormal eye flow, we invite you to urgently consult an eye specialist!

vision weakens symptoms

What treatments

when your vision weakens ?

Our COP9 team offers you the possibility to get a stabilized vision, increased even, based on the nature and the origin of your vision disturbance.

When your vision weakens, disturbances such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia can be the cause. Following an ophthalmological exam, the specialist can prescribe corrective lenses or contact lenses.

Your eye surgeon can also discuss the possibility of a surgical intervention in the event of a cataract. It is possible to correct refractive error with a laser treatment, regarding the age and profile of the patient.

Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger can also put a drug treatment in place: corticosteroids, anti-inflammatory eye drops, etc. Ocular disorders treatment depends on every patient’s profile and we ensure a unique and personalized follow-up!

Finally, find out about orthokeratology and meet our contactologistif you want, for example, to slow down the evolution of myopia for the youngests!

treatment vision weakens

Your vision weakens ? Choose orthoptic rehabilitation!

We welcome you at our COP9 practice to get a visual rehabilitation for any pathology that weakens your vision. To begin with, our ophthalmologist, Dr. Stéphanie Zwillinger makes a diagnosis, then reorients you toward her orthoptist team.

Our orthoptists take in charge patients of all ages to reeducate and readapttheir declining visual function. The orthoptic rehabilitation sessions include:

  • oculomotor paralysis;
  • amblyopia;
  • ocular disorders related to neurodegenerative diseases (such as Parkinson);
  • perceptive disorders;
  • binocular imbalance.


This list is non exhaustive and numerous ocular illness can lead to an orthoptic rehabilitation when your vision weakens, which intervene as a complement to the above mentioned treatments in this article!

Your vision weakens brutally ?

Medical emergency !

You, or one of your relatives suffers from a sudden change of vision, from one or both eyes? Many causes can explain why your vision weakens, even suddenly. For example:

Do not hesitate to contact ophthalmologic emergencies, should you experiment a rapid loss of your peripheral vision, central vision, or both.

To conclude

Other pathologies could have been mentioned in this article, such as scotoma (retinal or optic nerve lesion), macular degeneration (chronic disease that affects the central area of the retina) or diabetic retinopathy. In conclusion, we would like to raise awareness on how important a regular ophthalmologic monitoring is, in order to screen and help anticipate risks of your vision to suddenly weaken.

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