Blurry vision can indicate a medical problem or a vision problem. If you have had problems seeing clearly, schedule a visit with one of our optometrists at Richardson Eye Associates in Richardson, TX. We can help you to find the cause of your blurry vision and help you correct it with eyeglasses or contacts or surgery recommendations.
Common Causes of Blurry Vision
Blurred vision has numerous causes that an optometrist can diagnose and treat. Many of these develop slowly over time. Therefore, you may not notice that your vision is worsening until you get an eye exam. Regular vision and eye health exams can detect slowly developing causes of blurry vision, which makes them critical for keeping your vision sharp and getting correction as soon as possible.
Blurry vision may happen due to a refraction error. This type of problem prevents your eyes from focusing correctly. You may have blurry vision when looking far away or while reading. Some people have reduced vision in both instances.
Cataracts cause your lenses to become cloudy, resulting in blurred vision. Many people develop this condition over time. So, if you are over 40 and have trouble seeing clearly, you should make an appointment with our optometrists for a checkup to see if you have cataracts.
Macular degeneration can also cause blurry vision. Like cataracts, this condition has age as a factor in its development. Often, it causes central vision loss. While macular degeneration doesn't prompt total blindness because it does not affect peripheral vision, it can prevent you from seeing sharply.
Diabetic retinopathy is another condition that can affect your vision's clarity. People who have this condition have damage to the blood vessels that supply the retina. Uncontrolled blood sugar can be a factor in the cause of blurry vision.
Lastly, you can have physical damage to your eyes that prevents you from seeing well. If you experience any form of eye trauma, get immediate treatment to avoid long-term harm to your vision.
Treatment for Blurry Vision
How our optometrists treat your vision problem depends on the cause. For instance, cataracts will eventually require surgery to restore your eyesight. Refraction errors may need glasses or contacts to correct blurry vision. Some problems may not have cures or ways to reverse the damage, but our optometrists can help you slow your vision loss. Getting an accurate diagnosis and treatment is the only way to find a solution to your blurred vision.
Let Richardson Eye Associates Help You to See the World More Clearly
If you have blurry vision, you don't have to live with it. Because there are so many reasons that you may experience blurry vision, you need an optometry expert for an accurate diagnosis. Schedule a visit with us at Richardson Eye Associates in Richardson, TX, for a comprehensive eye exam that can find out why you don't see as clearly as you once did. Phone us to set an appointment at 972-231-3439 to get help for your blurry vision or to establish a habit of good eye care with the help of our optometry clinic.