Blurry Vision Treatment
Blurry vision is one of the most common vision complaints that people experience. It occurs when your vision loses clarity and sharpness, making it difficult to see. You might be experiencing blurry vision for several reasons, and certain conditions can cause it to worsen over time. If you're experiencing blurry vision, seek medical treatment at Griswold Eye Care to identify the cause of the problem.
Seek Medical Care Immediately if You Experience Sudden Blurry Vision
While there are many explanations for gradual blurry vision, if you experience it suddenly, it could signify a much more severe underlying issue. Strokes, transient ischemic attacks, a steep increase in blood pressure, hyphema, retinal detachment, eye injury, concussion, and other serious conditions may cause vision problems. If you experience immediate and dramatic vision changes, don't wait to determine if it's serious.
Refractive errors often cause blurred vision, including astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. Refractive errors occur when the eyes cannot focus on images correctly and can usually be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.
Dry Eye Syndrome
It can affect your vision when your eyes don't produce enough tears or have poor tear quality. Symptoms may include a film over the eyes, itching, redness, and pain. Treatment usually consists of prescription eye drops and artificial tears.
Macular degeneration is a common optical problem that develops as we age. It affects central vision, making it difficult to see.
Diabetic retinopathy weakens the blood vessels in the retina, which can cause vision loss.
Glaucoma is a condition that occurs due to a buildup of fluid that puts pressure on the eye and optic nerve.
Cataracts occur when the lenses of the eyes become opaque and clouded, making it difficult to see.
Treating blurry vision depends on the underlying cause. Treatment options may include eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, and surgical procedures such as LASIK or cataract surgery. If an illness such as diabetes or high blood pressure caused your condition, your treatment will focus on your general health rather than just eye care.
Contact Griswold Eye Care in Jewett City, CT
Consult with our optometrist at Griswold Eye Care in Jewett City to discuss your blurry vision. We can help identify the cause of the issue and treat it before it worsens. Your optometrist may need to perform several tests to better understand your overall health before making a diagnosis. Depending on the severity of your condition, we can provide treatments such as optical care like eyeglasses or contact lenses. Book an optometrist appointment at our Jewett City location by calling (860) 376-2848.