In these technology-rich days, you can arrive at six different diagnoses for that odd-looking spot or that pounding headache in under a minute. But while the internet can be high on content, it can be low on context, which can lead you to unnecessary (and unhelpful) panic before you ever step foot in a clinic. This goes double for
It's not that uncommon -- or unnatural
Lady Gaga might give you the most soothing sentiment about your differently sized pupils: you were born this way. About 1 out of every 5 people whose pupils differ in size from each other were simply born that way, and the condition is completely benign. The difference in these cases is usually around 1 millimeter, and while this is noticeable, it's certainly not anything to become concerned about.
Watch for other symptoms/contributing factors
While it's true that
If you've had any eye or head trauma in the past, your pupils could be reacting to that. Anything from a tiny shard of glass
You still should go to the optometrist
Even if you feel fine, if you notice that one pupil is obviously larger or smaller than the other, it's a good idea to get it checked out.
That doesn't mean you need to worry or panic before listening to what your eye doctor has to say, however. There are more mild diagnoses (like Adie syndrome) that accompany