Blurry vision can be a symptom of a medical condition and causes objects to appear fuzzy, hazy, and out of focus. As a result, some daily tasks, such as reading and driving, can be affected. At Lisa M McDevitt OD in Reading, PA, we provide a variety of treatments to help you achieve clear vision. Before visiting us, read about blurry vision and its causes below:
5 Common Causes of Blurry Vision
If you are experiencing blurry vision, our optometrist will first recommend is an eye exam to help determine the cause of the symptom. The five most common causes of blurry vision are:
- Refractive errors: A reflective error, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, happens when the shape of the eye prevents light from properly focusing on the retina. This causes items to appear blurry when they are close, far away, or both
- Aging: Some eye conditions occur more often as we age. As we grow older, the lenses in our eyes lose flexibility, which can affect their ability to focus and leads to blurry vision
- Eye strain and fatigue: Staring at digital screens for prolonged periods can result in eye strain, which results in blurry vision
- Dry eye syndrome: Dry eye syndrome causes poor tears or not enough tears and results in blurry or fluctuating vision. This condition can also be caused by a variety of factors, such as environmental elements, allergies, and certain medications
- Eye disease: Eye diseases and conditions like diabetes and glaucoma can cause various symptoms, including blurry vision
Diagnosis for Treatment
If you are expecting from blurry vision, it is important to identify the underlying causes that are causing the visual issues. When you visit us, our optometrist will perform an eye exam for an accurate diagnosis and speak with you about your lifestyle or medical factors, such as diabetes, that could be contributing to the blurry vision. Once we determine a diagnosis, we will provide you with the necessary treatment, which may include corrective lenses, surgery, and guidance on lifestyle changes.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
If blurry vision is affecting your daily activities, let our team at Lisa M McDevitt OD in Reading, PA, help. Once we evaluate your eye health and discuss your symptoms with you, we can create a customized treatment plan to improve your eyesight. To schedule your appointment, contact our office at (610) 796-1300 today!