What is happening to me?

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Recently my eyes have felt weird. I have had floaters for as long as I can remember. I am about -7 in both eyes and my eyes have been healthy. I feel like my floaters are becoming more visible (not more of them), my eyes are twitching a lot more (even after a good sleep), they feel strained, more pressurized and occasionally I will get a flash or two at night (not like flashes as in lightning or anything) but a light flash when I open my eyes in a dark room. I also feel a slight sharp pain in the side of the left side of my face around the ear canal and sinuses. And occasionally feel nauseous.

Should I get a check up? What is happening to me? Is it stress? Bad diet? Erratic sleeping patterns? Not drinking enough water?

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    hi. not at all sure but have you had a routine eye test recently. That should help identify any underlying issues.

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    could be posterior vitreous detachment (pvd). its quite common. i have it. there is a good thread on here all about it

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    You need to see an Ophthalmologist to have a thorough eye exam as soon as possible. Don't delay seeing someone because you don't like that they want to get you to buy glasses. Floaters and flashing lights are indicators of vitreous fluid separating from the retina (it happens to everyone if we live long enough). It can lead to retinal detachment (I've gone through this). It's possible you're having migraine headaches, but only a medical professional can help you with this. Good luck!

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