Ophthalmology & Optometry/Shadowy vision in left eye

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I recently notice that at night, something strange seems to happen to my left eye.  It's like my hair has fallen over it, making that side if my vision a little darker than usual.  But I realize it's not my hair, but the eye itself.  When I close my left eye, the room seems normally lit.  Then when I only open my left eye, the room is noticeably darker.
As I recall, this has happened before.  I'd say I first noticed it a year ago.
I'm only 18 years old, no serious medical conditions.  I do wear daily contacts.
Why is my left eye going dark?
Thanks!

Answer
You may have a large vitreous floater that "swims" in your line of sight, giving you an appearance of things appearing "darker" in one eye.  Why not get it checked out with a good dilated fundus exam?  If this is whatit is, it is benign and harmless  

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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

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36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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