Naturally, the aging process may be accompanied by specific eye problems or common early warning signs of a severe eye problem. One is fluctuating vision, possibly due to chronic conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes. These conditions can damage the retinal vessels and sometimes cause permanent vision loss. Seeing flashes and floaters may be harmless but may signify a vision-threatening retinal tear or detachment when they become more than usual. In this case, you should consult your eye doctor immediately. If you lose your side vision, that may be a sign of glaucoma, another vision-threatening severe eye disease. Seeing distorted images is a sign of age-related macular degeneration, which causes a blind spot in the middle of your vision. If you have double vision, contact your doctor immediately because it may be a sign of a stroke. Seeing halos around lights, less clear color vision, and poor night vision could signify cataracts. Thus, it would be best to have regular eye examinations conducted, to arrest these problems early.