Vision-Related Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments Eye Care March 11, 2024

Vision-Related Disorders: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Vision-related problems—also known as Visual Problems or Visual Processing Disorders—refer to conditions where individuals experience difficulties processing visual information. These problems are not linked to a person’s intelligence but to how they perceive and interpret visual stimuli.

Untreated vision-related problems can significantly impact a person’s ability to read, write, and perform various academic tasks effectively. If you are suffering from this eye condition, visit a proven and trusted eye clinic such as Eyeonce Eye Clinic for proper management and guidance. Our ophthalmologists, headed by Dr. Paik Dong Won and Dr. Jung Sae Rom, provide customized treatment options for vision-related problems that suit your needs.

Common Examples of Vision-Related Problems

Refractive Errors

  • Nearsightedness (Myopia) – difficulty seeing distant or far objects.
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia) – difficulty seeing close-ups or near objects.
  • Astigmatism – blurred and distorted vision caused by an irregularly shaped cornea or lens.
  • Presbyopia Age-related difficulty in focusing on close-up objects, usually occurring around the age of 40 and older
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye) Reduced vision in one eye, often due to unequal refractive errors or strabismus (eye misalignment) during childhood.
  • Strabismus – Misalignment of the eyes, causing one eye to look in a different direction than the other.
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye) – Inflammation of the conjunctiva, resulting in redness, itching, and discharge from the eye.
  • Cataracts Clouding of the eye’s natural lens, leading to blurred or dimmed vision, often associated with aging.
  • Glaucoma Increased intraocular pressure that can damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss.
  • Macular Degeneration Gradual degeneration of the macula, the central part of the retina, leads to central vision loss, often in older adults.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy A complication of diabetes that damages blood vessels in the retina, potentially causing vision impairment.
  • Keratoconus A condition where the cornea progressively thins and bulges, leading to distorted vision.
  • Retinal Detachment – The separation of the retina from its underlying tissue, causing sudden vision loss and requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Dry Eye Syndrome Insufficient tear quality production results in eye discomfort and vision fluctuations.
  • Floaters and Flashes The appearance of specks (floaters) of light flashes in the vision field, often caused by the changes in the vitreous gel inside the eye.
  • Color blindness Difficulty distinguishing specific colors, usually due to genetic factors.
  • Night blindness – Difficulty seeing in low-light conditions, often associated with vitamin A deficiency or certain eye conditions.
  • Computer Vision Syndrome (Digital Eye Strain) – Eye discomfort and fatigue caused by prolonged use of digital screens.

It is essential to note that many vision-related problems are treatable or manageable with early detection and appropriate interventions, such as corrective lenses, surgery, medication, or vision therapy. Regular comprehensive eye examinations from a trusted eye center like Eyeonce Eye Clinic are crucial for identifying and addressing these issues. 

Causes and Risk Factors

Some of the common causes of vision-related issues include a range of factors, both environmental and medical. Here are some of the most prevalent causes:

  • Refractive errors
  • Age-related changes
  • Eye conditions
  • Eye injuries
  • Eye diseases and infections
  • Systemic health conditions
  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Medications and side effects
  • Unhealthy lifestyle choices

At Eyeonce Eye Clinic, your vision matters most. Our team of highly skilled ophthalmologists conducts comprehensive and precise diagnostic assessments to uncover the underlying causes of your vision-related issues. Our ophthalmologists will leave no stone unturned in providing the most accurate treatment plan perfect for your vision-related concern.


Vision-related issues can manifest through various symptoms depending on the specific condition. Here are some common symptoms that individuals with vision-related problems may experience.

  • Blurred vision • Poor depth perception                                            
  • Difficulty focusing • Words moving or jumping
  • Eye strain • Loss of peripheral vision
  • Headaches • Color vision changes
  • Double vision • Tunnel vision
  • Squinting • Eye itching or redness
  • Eye fatigue • Watery eyes
  • Fluctuating vision • Eye rubbing
  • Halos around lights • Difficulty reading
  • Glare sensitivity • Sensitivity to light (Photophobia)

Experiencing one or more symptoms does not necessarily indicate a specific vision-related issue. However, suppose you consistently notice changes in your vision or experience persistent discomfort, seeking professional eye care and undergoing a comprehensive eye examination at Eyeonce Eye Clinic is advisable to receive proper guidance and treatment.


Eyeonce Eye Clinic offers various treatment options for vision-related problems, each tailored to address specific eye conditions and individual patient needs. Here is an overview of the various treatment options available at Eyeonce.

  • Prescription glasses and contact lenses – These corrective lenses help patients achieve clear and comfortable vision.
  • Vision therapy – A specialized program designed to improve visual skills and processing in individuals with vision-related learning problems or visual processing disorders.
  • Surgical interventions – Eyeonce prides a team of skilled surgeons who perform eye surgeries like cataract surgery, LASIK, etc.
  • Treatment for eye diseases – Eyeonce offers comprehensive management and treatment for eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. It includes medication, laser therapy, or surgical intervention.
  • Orthokeratology – It uses specially designed contact lenses that reshape the cornea overnight, providing improved vision without needing glasses or daytime contact lenses.
  • Low-vision rehabilitation – Eyeonce provides low-vision rehabilitation services like using low-vision aids and adaptive strategies to enhance independence and quality of life.
  • Vision-related learning problem management – Eyeonce is well-equipped to diagnose and manage vision-related learning problems. Customized treatment plans may include vision therapy, specialized lenses, and educational support.
  • Customized care plans – Our eye care professionals at Eyeonce believe that every patient should receive personalized care plans based on their unique needs and the specific vision-related issues they face. These plans are designed to optimize visual comfort and clarity.
  • Continual support and follow-up – Eyeonce Eye Clinic is committed to ongoing support, ensuring that patients’ vision is continually monitored and adjustments to treatment plans are made to maintain optimal eye health and vision.

Why choose Eyeonce Eye Clinic Gangnam for eye vision-related problem treatment?

Utmost Patient Care

Our eye care professionals and staff ensure to give you your money’s worth. We guarantee you receive the best medication possible and assure you that you are guided and understood, making you feel comfortable and confident at every step. 

Comprehensive Consultation

Eyeonce Eye Clinic offers comprehensive eye examinations to evaluate your condition and determine the best eye strain treatment. Our ophthalmologists take their time to cater to your questions and address your concerns, ensuring you make an informed decision about our vision correction options.

Expert Eye Doctors

Our ophthalmologists, Head Director Dr. Paik Dong Won and Medical Director Dr. Jung Sae Rom, are highly knowledgeable and adept in treating eye strain. They always use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure optimal results.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Vision-related problems can be managed effectively through early intervention and suitable therapies, but they may not always be completely cured.

Answer: Yes. While these problems are often detected in childhood, they can also manifest in adults, especially if they go undiagnosed during childhood.

The duration of vision therapy varies depending on the individual and the severity of the problem. It can range from a few months to a year or more.


Vision-related problems can significantly impact our daily lives, from our ability to read and work to our overall quality of life. At Eyeonce Eye Clinic, we understand the profound importance of clear and comfortable vision. Our commitment to precision, innovation, and personalized care ensures you receive the best solutions for your vision-related problems. Book an appointment with us now!