Blurred vision can manifest in one or both eyes. One eye blurry vision can be an indicator of refractive error or eye disease. It is important to find out the cause, whether it occurs frequently or infrequently. Blurred vision may mean that you have dry eye, migraine, glaucoma, or ablation (separation) of the retinal.
Blurred Vision – Causes
There are many causes of blurred vision. Here are some of them:
- Refractive errors of the eye such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism. The need for glasses or contact lenses is necessary, and new correction glasses may be prescribed.
- Eye diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma
- Presbyopia: reduced focus on the image at close range. It usually occurs in the forties. There is difficulty in reading at close range and weakening of the natural eye lens.
- A cataract is responsible for a blurred eye lens.
Dry eye: a symptom of this syndrome is blurred vision.
- Migraines: some people experience blurred vision before migraines begin.
- Contact lenses: damage or stain on glasses can cause blurred vision.
- Pregnancy: A common occurrence during pregnancy is blurred vision, and sometimes diplopia (double vision). Changes in hormones can change the thickness and shape of the cornea, causing blurred vision. Another syndrome that occurs in pregnant women is dry eyes, which also lead to blurred vision.
Blurred vision can cause some of the more serious conditions, such as:
- Bleeding within the eye
- Corneal abrasion
- Eye infection
- Lack of convergence
- A foreign body in the eye
- Dislocation of the eye lens
- Eye/head trauma
Blurred vision can also be affected by some of the following medicines:
- Some anticholinergics
- Some psychotropic drugs
- Some antihypertensives
- Oral contraceptives
- Some heart medicine
- Some antidepressants
Eye Test By Belson Opticians
Never neglect blurred vision, as it is an indicator of significant covert problems. To identify the causes of blurred vision, the ophthalmologist will perform the following examinations:
- Slit-lamp examination: Your eye will be examined by an ophthalmologist using a special microscope. The examination focuses on different structures on the back and front of the eye to see if the eye is working properly.
- Tonometry: The ophthalmologist will also measure eye pressure with a tonometer attached to the slit lamp during the examination. The ophthalmologist will ask you to open your eyes wide and breathe normally.
- Refraction test: This checks that the prescription of the glasses is good.
How To Prevent From Blurred Vision?
Blurred vision is inevitable in some cases, but luckily in most cases, it can be corrected or avoided. You must have regular eye examinations, especially after 65 age, and if you have high blood pressure or diabetes. If your vision is blurred, do not stop taking medicine or replace it with something else before consulting with your doctor.
Blurred vision problems are, in most cases easy to correct, but regular check-up and early diagnosis are of the utmost importance.
So if you suspect any of the problems, schedule an appointment and resolve the dilemma.
Sight is the most important human senses.