Has your vision lost its clarity and sharpness?
If yes, images may appear hazy and out of focus. That is what eye doctors call blurry vision. You may experience blurry eyesight in one or both eyes based on what is causing it. Sometimes, the blurriness can affect your entire visual field or only partly. If it affects your entire visual field, every object you look at will appear blurred.
Blurry vision can come with other symptoms, including headaches, light sensitivity, eye redness, and irritation. A comprehensive eye exam by your eye doctor is the best way to get to the root of blurry vision. If your eyesight seems hazy, visit your eye doctor at Kopolow and Girisgen Doctors of Optometry to find out why.
Some of the common causes of blurred vision include:
If you notice your vision is becoming fuzzier with time, your eyes could be having problems with their focus. Focusing issues are called refractive errors. They include common eye problems like nearsightedness, age-related farsightedness, and astigmatism. Many of these problems can resolve with corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses.
Eye conditions like dry eye disease, keratoconus, and eye floaters can cause blurry vision. Additionally, blurry eyesight can signal serious eye health problems, such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration. If an eye condition makes your vision blurred, an eye exam can help identify and treat it.
The onset of a migraine comes with a set of symptoms that may accompany the head pain. These symptoms include light sensitivity, halos, and blurry vision. You may experience these symptoms before a migraine begins, and they may linger until it goes away.
Your eyesight may be hazy or fuzzy right after refractive eye surgery. Your vision quality will usually improve after a couple of days, but it may take more time before it stabilizes.
Certain eye drops can irritate and blur your eyesight when you use them repeatedly, especially if they contain preservatives. Also, some medicines, such as allergy medications, can trigger dry eyes and blurry eyesight.
Wearing contact lenses longer than your eye doctor recommended can cause blurred vision. The blurriness occurs when residues in your tear film accumulate on the contact lenses and blur your eyesight. The debris can also put you at a higher risk of eye infection.
Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy can change the thickness and shape of your cornea, causing fuzzy vision. Dry eye disease is also common among pregnant women and can trigger blurry vision.
Talk to your doctor if you experience any vision changes during pregnancy. While blurry eyesight is not always a cause for alarm, it can sometimes signal high blood pressure or gestational diabetes.
Blurry vision, often together with double vision, can signal an underlying health problem, such as bleeding in the brain or a stroke. It can also be an early symptom of multiple sclerosis. Blurry vision can stem from various eye problems and health conditions.
The best thing is to catch signs of blurry vision early and get medical help. An eye exam will help determine what is causing your blurry eyesight and prescribe a suitable treatment.
For more on why you have blurry vision, visit Kopolow and Girisgen Doctors of Optometry at our Las Vegas, Nevada offices. Call (702) 452-2020 or (702) 341-7254 to book an appointment today.