Understanding Blurry Vision
Our optometrists at Richardson Eye Associates are dedicated to providing patients in and around the Richardson area the eye care they need to maintain optimal vision for years to come. We often see patients with great vision suddenly experience blurry vision for a variety of reasons. Blurry vision occurs because the eye lens cannot focus entirely. Our professional staff will work with you to diagnose the cause of your blurry vision and recommend the appropriate treatment for it.
What Causes Blurry Vision?
Vision can become blurry for many reasons. Sometimes blurry vision can be corrected with prescription lenses, in the form of either eyeglasses or contact lenses. Other times the problem may be more severe. We can test your eyes to see if the cause of your blurry vision is due to an eye condition. Common reasons why patients experience blurry vision include:
During your eye exam, we will fully evaluate your eyes using state-of-the-art equipment for an accurate diagnosis. Blurry vision is often due to an inadequate prescription. Our optometrists can determine the prescription you need during your eye exam to alleviate your blurry vision. We offer a wide range of contact lenses and eyeglasses to ensure you find the vision correction that works best for your eyes and daily life.
The eyes are a delicate organ in the human body. Diseases that affect the eye need to be taken seriously, as blurry vision and loss of vision can be completely life-changing. Some eye conditions that cause blurry vision include:
- Cataracts: Seen commonly as people age. The clear lens in your eye gradually becomes cloudy. Aside from blurry vision, seeing halos around bright lights is also a common symptom.
- Glaucoma: This occurs when there’s damage to the optic nerve inside your eye. The symptoms may appear gradually, making them sometimes unnoticeable. Other times, symptoms may include headaches, eye pain, blurry vision, nausea, halos around lights, and eye redness. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent loss of vision. While this condition is seen mostly in aging patients, it can appear at any stage in life.
- Macular Degeneration: There are several forms of macular degeneration. The most common type involves the gradual decline of the retina and appears in our aging patients. It’s also known as age-related macular degeneration. If left untreated, it can lead to permanent loss of vision.
- Diabetic Retinopathy: This is caused by elevated blood sugar, which can inflame or scar the retina.
- Dry Eye: When your eyes don’t produce enough tears or produce poor quality tears, this leads to dry eye syndrome, which can damage your eyes and cause blurry vision.
Contact Our Optometry Team in Richardson, TX
If you’re experiencing blurry vision, call Richardson Eye Associates today. We can provide the necessary treatment to prevent your vision from worsening. Whether you’re suffering from blurry vision or need a routine eye exam, our professional staff is here for you. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment or to learn more about how we can help.