Several issues cause blurry vision. Some of the simplest include tiredness and computer vision. This blurry vision typically corrects itself after you rest or you take your eyes off of your digital device for a while. Other causes, like those listed below, are due to more serious issues and need to be addressed promptly by an eye doctor to prevent further eye damage.
Common Causes of Blurry Vision
The following are six of the most common causes of vision that require professional care.
- Presbyopia: Presbyopia is common after age 40. When suffering from presbyopia, the individual’s ability to focus on close objects, such as books, restaurant menus and other small print suffers.
- Cataracts: Glares, halos around lights, and cloudy and blurry vision may all indicate cataracts. Over time, cataracts can cause permanent blindness.
- Myopia: Often referred to as nearsightedness, myopia causes blurry vision in one or both eyes as well as eye strain, headaches, and squinting. Those with myopia struggle to see at a distance.
- Hyperopia: Hyperopia, or farsightedness, leads to difficulty seeing objects up close. At times, if the condition is severe enough, it can also affect how well you see distant objects. Hyperopia can cause fatigue and eye strain.
- Astigmatism: Astigmatism is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. Those with astigmatism usually cannot focus on an object at any distance.
- Underlying Medical Issues: Sometimes, blurry vision is caused by medical conditions, such as diabetes, strokes, brain hemorrhages, and more. In these cases, you will need to seek both medical and optometry care.
Blurry Vision Treatment
Most blurry vision is treatable if addressed early enough. If it is left untreated for too long, conditions causing blurry vision can lead to permanent vision loss. Yearly eye exams are a very important step in keeping your eyes healthy. They can help our eye doctor catch smaller vision problems before they become large ones. As soon as you notice a difference in your vision, especially if it does not go away after resting, you should contact our optometrist.
Blurry vision is often treatable with eyeglasses, contacts, or a surgical procedure. When you come in for an optometry appointment, we will determine the best course of action.
Optometry Services in Los Gatos, Santa Cruz, San Jose, and Cupertino
At Spectrum Eye Physicians, we have years of experience providing residents of San Jose, Cupertino, Los Gatos, and Santa Cruz with reliable optometry services. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (408) 884-2215.