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Can Bad Eye Vision Cause Dizziness?

If you have been feel­ing dizzy, dis­tract­ed or even dis­in­ter­est­ed in read­ing the mate­r­i­al before you, you might be expe­ri­enc­ing symp­toms asso­ci­at­ed with bad eye vision.

Although dizzi­ness can be expe­ri­enced for sev­er­al rea­sons, prob­lems with the eyes are often over­looked as the easy fix for cor­rect­ing your dai­ly bal­ance and com­fort and in every­day life.

Can bad eye vision cause dizziness?

Absolute­ly. While dizzi­ness can be caused by a num­ber of fac­tors, poor eye­sight and eye strain are two of the most com­mon cat­a­lysts for the dis­ori­ent­ing sen­sa­tion. Any­thing that requires the eye mus­cles to strain in order to accu­rate­ly aim at an object can lead to dizzi­ness.

What causes eye dizziness?

Eye dizzi­ness can be a sign of bad vision in need of cor­rec­tion, but it can also be caused by exces­sive tech­nol­o­gy use (espe­cial­ly con­sis­tent use with­out break).

What are symp­toms are asso­ci­at­ed with eye strain and dizzi­ness?

People who strain their eye muscles to see usually experience one or more of the following symptoms as well:


  • unsteady
  • light­head­ed
  • mis­per­ceived body motion
  • sen­sa­tion of “head swim­ming”
  • above symp­toms at rest, but espe­cial­ly upon rapid move­ment

PainFace ache

  • face ache
  • headaches
  • eye pain
  • eye pain dur­ing or after eye move­ment
  • neck pain
  • upper back ache upon head til

Vision problems

  • blurred vision
  • dou­ble vision
  • over­lap­ping vision
  • shad­owed vision
  • harsh glares or reflec­tions
  • light sen­si­tiv­i­ty

Vestibular disturbance

  • motion sick­ness
  • nau­sea
  • poor depth per­cep­tion
  • unsteadi­ness
  • drift­ing diag­o­nal­ly while walk­ing
  • lack of coor­di­na­tion

Reading difficultyReading difficulty

  • lack of con­cen­tra­tion
  • dif­fi­cul­ty read­ing
  • dif­fi­cult com­pre­hend­ing
  • skip­ping lines
  • los­ing place
  • words run­ning togeth­er

How can I feel less dizzy?

If you are feel­ing dizzy and you think it is eye dizzi­ness, make sure you have the right eye cor­rec­tion pre­scrip­tion. If you do and the prob­lem per­sists, work in more non-screen-time into your day. Make a paper book the first and last item you hold after and before sleep. If you spend a lot of time with your phone, but it down every twen­ty min­utes. If you work behind a com­put­er, use the 20/20/20 rule (this can be applied to phone use, too).

20/20/20 Rule

Every 20 min­utes, look away from your screen and at an object 20 feet away for 20 sec­onds.

Give your eyes a break

Rest your eyes as often as you can. As much as read­ing a news­pa­per feels like a lux­u­ry of time, it’s extreme­ly ben­e­fi­cial for your eye and brain health. Turn your phone down when­ev­er you are not in an urgent con­ver­sa­tion. Close the com­put­er at lunch and focus on the food. Once you start look­ing for oppor­tu­ni­ties to give your eyes a rest through­out the day, you’ll like­ly notice few­er symp­toms of eye strain and a high­er qual­i­ty of every­day life.

Feel­ing dizzy does not need to be a part of your life. If you have been feel­ing dizzy and you’re not sure why, con­sid­er a rou­tine eye exam. The body is clever in adjust­ing to the changes in our sens­es, so it can be dif­fi­cult to real­ize that your vision has wors­ened over time. A rou­tine eye exam will eval­u­ate the gen­er­al health of your eyes and mon­i­tor for any vision glitch­es or slip­pages that might be caus­ing the eyes to work hard­er than nec­es­sary and con­se­quent­ly, make you feel dizzy.

Reach out to our team at Dia­mond Vision for more infor­ma­tion. You can also make an appoint­ment at any of our loca­tions for a free con­sul­ta­tion to see if you are a can­di­date for laser eye surgery cor­rec­tion. We look for­ward to meet­ing you!


April 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Can Bad Eye Vision Cause Dizziness?

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