Flickering lights in peripheral vision
August 19, 2008 12:00 PM Subscribe
Why do lights flicker in my peripheral vision?
posted by Raichle to health & fitness (16 answers total)
I've noticed in recent years that lights will appear to turn on and off in my peripheral vision and it's becoming more and more frequent. I'm a 28 year old female with no health problems and no medical insurance. I'll have insurance in about a month and will go to a doctor then, but I am wondering if this is something I should be really concerned about. I used to think they were "visual migraines" but haven't found a description of one that fits this.
In addition to the freakiness of it, it's really annoying cause I can never tell if it's really happening or just me. I constantly have to ask people if they are seeing the same thing. Usually they aren't.