Anxiety because of vision problems

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So,this year,my eye vision has been failing on me a lot 😦 I am so obsessed with my vision that i constantly get headaches and eye strains. I keep crying and stuffs 😦. I have been very bothered with static vision. It just happened all of a sudden when i look at a squiggly carpet and then i started seeing mild static. I ignored it for a long time but it returned again recently after i stopped obsessing over my afterimages and trails. Please help 😭 is it normal to see mild static at night and daylight. I don't think i see it on broad daylight if i focus very hard. I have been getting anxiety attacks,i'm just so tired and my parents wont bring me to the doctor because their convinced its all in my head. Am i seeing my static more because i focused on it? I'm not sure if i have visual snow alot ;-; ever since i read online about palinopsia,i got all these bunch of visual problems. I think i'm gonna get depression if this madness goes on. Is it all anxiety? I'm afraid it'll only get worse.

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    Hi there. I actually get the exact same thing! It started like 2 months ago for me with some black dots on a sunny day that paniced me. Then that went away and now I get the static vision just like you described! I get afterimages and trailes too. Then I started getting flashes of light. Also have anxiety. However, I had my eyes checked twice and everything was fine. I still don't really understand it. I also considered that I may have visual snow but it's super rare. Do you have a local opticians you can go to to get your eyes checked? At least it would give you peace of mind.

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      Chloe it sounds like you have vitreous degeneration. It causes black dots or squiggly lines that are most noticeable when driving, using the computer or when the background is bright. The flashes of light is the vitreous pulling away from the retina. It is all a normal process that everyone will go through. Some people will have floaters(black dots, squiggly lines) some dont.

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      I considered that I may have this when I researched it but wasn't sure if I did because I thought the optician would have seen it on the retina scan. But perhaps they can only see tears or a detatchement. Also because I'm 20 and only a tiny bit short sighted (I read that your risk is higher when you're over 50 and are near sighted) but I guess it's still possible. 😃 Espessialy since my symtoms are the all the same apart from after images. I heard they can cause retina tears as well so I'm starting to think I want to get my eyes checked on a more regular basis if I have this but I'm gonna feel a bit silly walking in there for the 3rd time lol.

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      If the vitreous has not detached yet or is in a different location like on the side it wont be seen on a Retina scan. You are definitely more like to have this happen the older you are but it can happen at your age. About 20% of people in their 20's have this but not every one has symptoms or notices it. Generally if you are going to have a tear or detachment it is weeks after the flashes have stopped. So if you are still experiencing flashes they most likely wont find anything different. Flashes mean it is still attached. I would recheck your eyes a few weeks after the flases have stopped or if you have loss of vision. By that I mean a black area like a curtain not blurry but gone.

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