For most people, blurry vision is an occasional occurrence. However, for some individuals, blurry vision is a constant issue. If you are one of the many people who suffer from blurry vision, it's important to see an optometrist. While blurry vision may be a minor problem, it could be a sign of an underlying issue that requires professional treatment. If you have blurry vision, our team at Family EyeCare at Westchase is here to provide the testing and treatment you need to get back to seeing clearly.
Symptoms of Blurry Vision
Blurry vision is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as:
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Eye fatigue
- Watery eyes
Causes of Blurry Vision
Some of the most common causes of blurry vision include:
This refractive error occurs when the cornea is curved more steeply in one direction than in another. This causes light to bend as it passes through the cornea, resulting in blurred vision.
This is a condition that typically affects people over the age of 40. It occurs when the eye's lens becomes less flexible, making it difficult to focus on nearby objects.
Refractive errors are the most common cause of blurry vision. They occur when the eye is unable to focus light properly. The most common refractive errors include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia (age-related farsightedness).
Dry Eye Syndrome
This is a condition that occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears or when the produced tears do not contain the right amount of lubrication. This can cause the eyes to become irritated and itchy.
Treatment for Blurry Vision
If you are suffering from blurry vision, the first thing you should do is schedule an appointment with our optometrists. We will be able to determine the cause of your blurred vision and recommend the best course of treatment. In some cases, glasses or contact lenses may be all that is needed to improve your vision. However, in other cases, more aggressive treatment may be necessary.
For example, if you have astigmatism, our optometrists may recommend that you undergo corneal refractive therapy. This non-invasive procedure uses specially-designed contact lenses to reshape the cornea gradually. This can effectively improve vision for people with mild to moderate astigmatism.
Book an Appointment with Our Optometrists Today
If you have presbyopia, dry eye syndrome, or any other condition causing blurry vision, our optometrists at Family EyeCare at Westchase in Tampa, FL, can help. Call us at (813) 733-0683 for a wide range of vision services, including comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, vision therapy, and more.