It's no secret that blurry vision can make life much more difficult. Our team at Middletown Eye Care makes it a priority to test for and provide an effective treatment plan when it comes to blurry vision. Below are some of our patients' common questions regarding this condition.
What Are Some Reasons for Blurry Vision?
There can be many reasons why someone could develop blurry vision. Perhaps the most common is what we refer to as refractive errors. Myopia, referred to as nearsightedness, means that light comes into the eye and focuses in front of the retina. This blurry vision can often be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
On the other hand, hyperopia, or farsightedness, is when light focuses behind the retina instead of directly on it. Those with this condition may experience blurry vision when looking at objects that are close up.
Can Eye Diseases Cause Blurry Vision?
Eye conditions are another common reason for blurry vision among adults. Some examples include macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy. Fortunately, blurry vision from these conditions can often be treated with medication, surgery, or other medical interventions.
Can A Head Injury Cause Blurry Vision?
Have you recently taken a fall and noticed your vision seems a bit off? A head injury can cause blurry vision and other symptoms like headaches, nausea, and vomiting. No matter how minor it may seem, we urge you to come in for a check-up if you have suffered any blow to the head.
What Are Some Other Causes of Blurry Vision?
There are several other potential causes of blurry vision. If any of these issues are a concern, we recommend letting our eye doctors know so we can help.
What Should I Do If I Experience Blurry Vision?
If you are experiencing blurry vision for any reason, it's important to consult with our optometrists right away to determine the cause and create a treatment plan. It's critical to realize that blurry vision often occurs gradually, so you may not notice it at first. As always, scheduling a comprehensive eye exam is the best way to keep your vision healthy and clear. For the eye conditions listed above, getting an early diagnosis is imperative to preventing vision loss. For example, more than half of adults who have glaucoma don't even realize they do.
Contact Our Eye Doctors at Middletown Eye Care
At Middletown Eye Care, we are committed to helping our patients see clearly and enjoy optimal eye health. If you have questions about blurry vision or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our team. Call our Middletown office today at 302-378-8818 or our New Castle office at 302-276-0170.