Blurry vision is a common eye condition that may occur gradually or suddenly. Blurry vision is often a sign of another condition. If your vision has started to blur and you are unable to see things clearly, contact Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ostrom. Since there are several causes of blurry vision, we will conduct a series of tests to determine the cause before starting treatment.
What Is Blurry Vision?
This is a condition where a person's eyesight loses sharpness, making objects appear hazy and out of focus. This condition can affect one or both eyes, depending on the cause.
Causes of Blurry Vision
Blurry vision can be caused by eye abnormalities such as presbyopia, astigmatism, and farsightedness. It can also be caused by non-vision conditions, including diabetes, migraine, concussions, and stroke. The use of certain medications can also cause this condition. Eye infections, foreign bodies in the eyes, eye trauma, and more can also cause blurry vision.
Diagnosis and Treatment
It is crucial to seek treatment when you have blurry vision, especially if it is severe and doesn’t go away. Before treatment, an optometrist conducts a series of tests to determine the cause of the blurriness. We do this by asking about your family history, conducting a physical eye exam, and performing other eye tests.
Treatment depends on the cause of the condition. If the cause is a refractive error such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, our eye doctor will prescribe contact lenses or eyeglasses. Treatment may also include eye drops or medications. Our eye doctor will also advise you on what to do to reduce the symptoms of blurry vision, such as avoiding overstraining your eyes.
Blurry Vision Prevention
While you cannot prevent blurry vision completely, there are some things you can do to prevent some of the conditions that cause it. These include:
- Wearing sunglasses when outside to protect your eyes from UV rays
- Attending regular eye exams
- Washing hands properly before removing or wearing contact lenses to prevent eye infections
- Wearing protective eyewear when operating machinery
Get Blurry Vision Treatment at Clinton Eye Associates in Clinton, CT
Blurry vision is often an indication of an underlying condition that may or may not be vision-related. Visit Clinton Eye Associates if you have blurry vision. We have state-of-the-art equipment that helps us make precise diagnoses. We encourage you to seek treatment promptly since sometimes, blurry vision may indicate a more severe condition. Call our team today at (860) 669-2020 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.