Hello everybody, I am new here and I recently experienced some pretty strange vision abnormalities that I have never experienced before. I am wondering if anybody else has had the same experience, or knows what could have caused it. It happened in several progressive stages.
I was driving on the freeway and I started to see spots similar to what you would see if you looked directly at the sun, I didn't think too much of it because it was a pretty bright day. It was followed by a spot in the middle of my field of vision. The best way that I can think to describe the spot would be if you tried to look through a piece of plastic wrap with a drop of water on it, obscuring what you are trying to look at. There was also a slight prism effect.
I tried looking down at the speedometer but i couldn't see the numbers. Everywhere I tried to focus was a dark blur. I could see the peripheral view, but nothing that I was actually trying to look at. I tried to look at the numbers on the radio, but I couldn't see them. I could see the color of the LED lights, but not the actual numbers that I was trying to focus on.
The next thing that happened was a strobe effect. It reminded me of being in a dark room that is being lit by a fluorescent light that is burning out and flickering. This part didn't seem to effect my entire field of vision, it seemed more like it was happening above my head. The whole episode lasted for about 40 minutes, then I was fine. I got a slight headache about an hour afterward, which easily went away with a few tylenol.
Has anyone else had these symptoms? Or know what happened here?