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Common Causes and Treatment of Blurry Vision

Blurry vision occurs when parts of your vision or your entire line of sight are no longer in focus. It could alternatively be described as either dim, blurred or clouded vision. Depending on the cause, it may occur in either one or both eyes. Elderly individuals in America forgo regular eye checks as they solely rely on free vision screenings. This false belief is the main reason behind the alarming increase in eye conditions and permanent vision loss among older Americans. Adults should have comprehensive eye exams after every two years. Senior citizens above 60 should have their eyes checked annually. 

Common Causes of Blurry Vision

Nearsightedness (Myopia): When one or both eyes have blurry vision, this is considered to be a major symptom of myopia. This could be accompanied by headaches, eye strain and squinting. Nearsightedness is the most common refractive error and causes distant objects to appear as if they’re blurred. 

Farsightedness (Hyperopia): This is an eye condition that makes it impossible for the eye to accurately focus on close-up objects. Efforts to do so result to unusual fatigue and eye strain. In rare cases of acute farsightedness, even far objects appear blurry. 

Presbyopia: If you’re 40 years or older, your chances of developing this eye condition are very high. Presbyopia is a naturally occurring eye condition that is prevalent among the elderly. It basically causes the lens within the eye to harden, thereby diminishing the ability to focus on close objects.

Astigmatism: This is mainly brought about by an abnormally shaped cornea. This type of refractive error is mainly characterized by a blurred vision at all distances -far or near. Astigmatism hinders light rays from coming to a single focus point on the retina, thus producing blurred vision.

Visit New Vision Eyecare for Comprehensive Eye Exams!

New Vision Eyecare, located in the Sammamish/Issaquah area, is the best place to get your eyes checked. Our state-of-the-art equipment and professional optometry services have earned us a position among Puget Sound’s most experienced LASIK resource centers. We are fully committed to assisting you to achieve crystal clear vision by providing the best in optometry services. Our team of professionals, led by Dr. Kerry Moscovitz offers a wide range of services including annual eye exams, personalized custom-fitted frames, and ocular health concern management.  Here, patients of all ages are welcome. As you get older, avoid taking chances with your eyesight at all costs. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Kerry Moscovitz by calling us at (425) 392-2196 or visit our website for more information. We sincerely look forward to extending our services to you and your family!