At Eyes on Haden in Scottsdale, AZ, we offer eye exams, contact lens exams, and other eye medical tests to help patients discover the root cause of their blurry vision.
Causes of Blurry Vision
Blurry vision can be a sign of diabetes, stroke, myopia, chronic dry eyes, and other severe conditions. If you regularly experience blurry vision, an appointment with our eye doctor should be on top of your to-do list.
Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, is the inability to see detail at a distance. Myopia is a common refractive vision error that causes things to appear blurrier the father away from your eyes they are. It mainly occurs in young adults and children and has accompanying symptoms such as headaches, eye strain, and squinting.
If you see things at a distance clearer than things that are near, you may have Hyperopia, also referred to as farsightedness.
Chronic Dry Eyes
In addition to blurry vision, dry eye syndrome can cause a burning, stinging, and gritty feeling in the eyes. People with dry eye syndrome often use artificial lubricating eye drops, but in more advanced cases, patients may need surgery or a prescription for steroid eye drops.
Women’s vision may also appear blurry during pregnancy. While it is normal, it may also be due to high blood pressure or diabetes.
Treatment for Blurry Vision
The type of treatment for every patient depends on factors like the condition of their sight and the leading cause of the blurriness.
- Hyperopia - an optometrist may recommend contact lenses, glasses, or a surgical procedure such as LASIK for vision correction.
- Myopia - the most popular ways of treating myopia are contact lenses, glasses, or refractive surgery like LASIK.
- Astigmatism - like myopia and hyperopia, astigmatism can be corrected using glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.
Other treatments popularly used to treat blurry vision include:
- Antibiotics and antibiotic drops
- Steroid drops
- Corneal inlays
- Conductive keratoplasty
Visit Us Today for Blurry Vision Diagnosis and Treatment
Do not ignore that feeling where you need to strain, blink, or rub your eyes to see something clearly. It may be the result of an underlying issue that requires the urgent attention of an optometrist. Visit us today at Eyes on Haden in Scottsdale, AZ, or call us on (480) 900-2020 to make an eye exam appointment with our eye doctor.