Blurred Vision​

What is Blurred Vision?

Blurred vision is one of the most common eye conditions we see patients for and is when your vision isn’t sharp or crisp. This causes you not to see clearly.

Occasionally, squinting might bring things back into focus. Some conditions can cause sudden blurriness or even vision loss. Call us immediately if you experience either of these symptoms.   

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What causes Blurred Vision?

The most common causes of blurred vision are refractive errors or dry eyes. Refractive errors include astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness, which could easily be fixed with glasses or contacts.

There are a multitude of causes of blurred vision. Being tired with eye strain is one common, simple cause. Other common conditions that can cause your vision to become blurry include diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts or infection. Blurred vision can also be related to suffering an injury, such as a fall, or taking certain medications, such as steroids. If blurred vision comes on suddenly, please call us immediately to make an appointment.

How we treat Blurred Vision

Treatment for blurred vision depends on the underlying cause. Here are a few treatment options.

Glasses or Contacts

Glasses or contacts can treat blurred vision brought on by refractive errors and other conditions such as cataracts.

Eye Drops

We may prescribe eye drops to help treat blurred vision depending on what’s causing the condition.

LASIK, Refractive Lens Exchange, or Cataract Surgery

There are procedures to treat refractive errors or medical eye conditions. LASIK can correct glasses prescriptions for anybody over 18 years of age. Refractive Lens Exchange is sometimes a better option for patients over 40 wanting to decrease the need for bifocals or readers. Cataract surgery would be an effective option for treating blurred vision and decreasing the need for glasses.

Man with Glasses
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