Blurry Vision Treatment
Blurred vision, also known as blurry vision, refers to a condition in which your sight becomes unclear and lacks sharpness. It can be a frustrating experience when objects appear hazy or out of focus. Anytime you notice a change in your vision, it's crucial to book an eye exam with an eye doctor to identify the cause of the issue. At Advanced Eye Care in Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, and Hereford, our eye doctors provide expert services to diagnose and treat your blurry vision issues.
Refractive errors, which prevent the eyes from focusing on images accurately, are a leading cause of blurred vision. They include astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. Your optometrist will perform an eye exam to determine if the issue can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgical intervention.
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eyes are another common culprit responsible for blurred vision and can cause itching, redness, and pain. Treatment usually involves using artificial tears to lubricate the eyes, and with the right eye care, the condition is very manageable.
Macular degeneration, the primary cause of vision loss in older individuals, is a common cause of blurred vision. Your optometrist will identify the progression of the condition by performing an eye exam and determining the best eye care treatments to maintain your current vision level.
If you have diabetes, you may develop diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to vision loss, even blindness. Diabetic retinopathy weakens the blood vessels in the retina, compromising vision.
Glaucoma occurs when fluid buildup in the eye puts additional pressure on the optic nerve and can cause blurred vision. Over time, this can result in partial vision loss or blindness.
Cataracts occur when the eyes' lenses become cloudy and opaque, making it difficult to see through them. Blurry vision, loss of contrast, and seeing halos around lights in the dark are common symptoms associated with cataracts.
While less common than cataracts or refractive errors, genetic disorders can also damage the optic nerve and lead to blurred vision. Corneal scars can develop in certain regions with limited access to vitamin A, resulting in blurred vision. These scars are often prevalent in underdeveloped areas.
Lifestyle Changes and Proper Eye Care
Lifestyle changes and proper eye care can also alleviate blurred vision. These include getting sufficient rest, avoiding allergens like smoke and dust, wearing sunglasses outdoors, protecting the eyes during activities that pose risks to them, maintaining a healthy diet, and using eye drops to combat dryness and irritation.
Contact Advanced Eye Care in Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, and Hereford, TX
Book an appointment with one of our doctors of optometry at Advanced Eye Care Amarillo by contacting one of our offices listed below:
- Amarillo: 806-355-9536
- Canyon: 806-655-7748
- Dumas: 806-935-7773
- Hereford: 806-364-3030