I've been having an issue for the last couple months and I'm not sure if other eye issues have caused it or what.
When I wave my hand in front of my face, slowly, I see a translucent version of my hand, or object, playing catch up. It lags behind for a half a second to one second. I have to be looking past my hands at the background, not focused on the hand moving, to see it. This is causing me INSANE stress and anxiety, as I see it all the time. When people move their hands around I'm seeing a bit of trail to it, watching even t.v and people moving their hands and such up and down or an object, shows some type of white/translucent blur and trail to it, albeit very quickly, but very noticeable and looks completely different than how I used to see.
Although I don't know if this pertains to this issue, around November of 2016, my eyes got worse, nearsightedness I assume or astigmatism worsening (though from exams earlier I only had mild nearsightness based on the -1.5 number). I started seeing beams of light coming down from light sources (car lights, lamps ect.) that i never saw before. Even my screen shows this light coming down past the black border of the screen frame reaching the desk. Basically all light sources except very dim ones. My eyes appear to get sore sometimes too, which I never had before. I've used the computer extensively for almost 14 years and starting to believe this is the cause of my eyes getting worse, but I really don't know. Even with long breaks and less usage, I've seen no change in general eye health.
So essentially, I can't seem to identify if these "trails" are normal or not. Is this just sensory anxiety that I'm stuck in, or a real issue that is not normal. This is mainly an issue with slow to normally paced movements in the peripheral. If I use an object or my hands quickly back and forward, it looks what I assume is natural, just a "blur", as motion blur in normal and natural. However, slowing it down creates this extension of the object that comes off the object and lags behind, catching up to the object once it stops. Waving my hand with even the arm in view,
I've never taken any LSD, drugs or anxiety medicine, no injuries to head ect., so I'm at a loss here. Is this simply something from my eye being more egg shaped, the nearsightedness or astigmatism and refractive errors worsening?