Sudden Vision Changes: What to Do and When to Visit Our Optometrist in Bellflower

Published on
January 31, 2023

Sudden changes in vision can be alarming, and it's important to know when to seek medical attention. In this blog, we'll explore the different causes of sudden changes in vision, and when you need to visit our optometrist.

What causes sudden changes in vision?

Sudden changes in vision can be caused by a variety of factors, including ocular migraines, brain changes, and eye-related issues. Ocular migraines, for example, can cause changes in vision, but everyone experiences them differently. Some people may experience a migraine alongside the vision changes, while others may not.

Additionally, sudden changes in vision can also be caused by eye-related issues such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts. These conditions can lead to vision loss if left untreated. Other causes of sudden changes in vision may include stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. These conditions can affect the blood vessels in the eye and lead to vision changes.

It's also important to note that some medications can cause sudden changes in vision as a side effect. Certain antidepressants, blood pressure medications, and even some antibiotics can cause vision changes. If you're taking any medication and experience sudden changes in vision, it's important to consult with your doctor.

How can sudden changes in vision manifest?

Sudden changes in vision can manifest in a number of ways, including:

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Loss of vision in one eye
  • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Flashing lights or floaters
  • Sudden onset of blindness

Bellflower Optometrist Dr. Wolff Advises on When to Seek Medical Attention for Sudden Vision Changes

If you experience a sudden change in vision, it's important to visit our optometrist right away. This is especially true if the change in vision is accompanied by other symptoms, such as a headache or nausea. Our Optometrist, Dr. Wolff,  advises that the first time a sudden change in vision occurs, one should always seek medical attention and schedule an eye exam right away.

Don't Ignore Sudden Vision Changes: Contact Our Optometrist in Bellflower for Help

If you're experiencing sudden changes in vision, don't wait to seek medical attention. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent serious complications and protect your vision. Our team of experienced optometrists can help determine the cause of your vision changes and recommend appropriate treatment options. Don't hesitate to reach out to us at (562) 925-6591 if you have any concerns about your vision.

Patients who are looking for an emergency eye exam near because of sudden vision loss visit our clinic from all over California, and we are proud to be a leading provider of emergency eye care services for patients from Bellflower, Long Beach, Lakewood, and Los Angeles.


I haven't actually used the optometrist side, so my review is limited to the vision therapy offered.  This office was recommended by my occupational therapist for the treatment of my double vision following a stroke.

Claire A.

Love this location. I had a brain injury accident from day one one. All the team make you feel you still important and hope in the horizon after when the medical system fell you miserably. Dr. Ikeda very professional and very understanding about your issue. Two tombs up.

Jim K.

My husband and I were immediately impressed with Dr Ikeda. I was hit by a car while cycling which caused broken bones and three brain injuries. The brain injuries caused double vision. Dr. Ikeda examined my eyes and got me started on vision therapy with his occupational therapist who specializes in vision therapy.  She (Chris) is absolutely great.  I am impressed with the array of tools used to help recover my binocular vision.  I am doing things I never thought were possible (balance boards etc).  Chris pushes me and keeps me motivated. I really enjoy my sessions with her.  The office staff is always friendly and they have a wonderful appointment reminder tool that makes it easy to keep my calendar up to date. I am happy the rehab center at Little Co. of Mary recommended them!!

Teresa S.

The Vision Therapy is handled in a separate office through a different door from the shared waiting room. Chris, the vision therapist, has a wide and varied assortment of tools, equipment and resources to best evaluate and treat most vision issues. After just a few visits, my double vision became easier to control, using exercises developed during the therapy process. It was time well-spent.

Joe M.

I have been coming here since I can remember. I love it here. The staff is so amazing and nice. They explain everything they gonna do and never make you feel rushed. Dr. Ikeda has always been my doctor and I would never want another one. He is the doctor for my whole family and is always asking how everyone is doing. I am also so crazy about picking out my frames and have to try so many and each person who helps me take the time and lets me try them all on. I would never want to go anywhere else! I definitely would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great eye doctor.

Kayla W.

This is not for the eye exam but for the frames selection portion. I brought my prescription from Kaiser here with my VSP insurance. The reception staff was very polite and professional.  Manny helped me to pick out frames and explain my coverage.  Very helpful and patient not like the individual at the other place I rated here on Yelp.  I was running late and he still helped me and was not bothered at all.  I am so glad I came here ..........very pleased.

Very professional staff and pleasant.

Daniel G.
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