Blurry vision can cause objects to appear hazy and can significantly affect certain activities like driving and reading. At Springfield Opticians in Springfield, Holmes, and Chadds Ford, PA, we offer eye exams to determine a diagnosis and provide you with treatment. Learn more about blurry vision and why treatment is important below:
Causes of Blurry Vision
- Refractive errors: Refractive errors are the most common cause of blurred vision. Our optometrists will check for refractive errors by looking at how light enters your eyes. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are the three most common types of refractive errors that can cause blurry vision
- Age-related eye conditions: As we age, our vision and the structure or our eyes change. Since age-related eye conditions like presbyopia and cataracts occur as we get older, these conditions can lead to blurry vision
- Eye strain: Office workers and those who spend many hours staring at computer and cell phone screens are at a higher risk of experiencing blurry vision. This is especially true if you spend most of your time utilizing a screen in dim light.
- Eye infection or disease: Blurry vision may also occur due to a medical situation. Common eye infections like conjunctivitis can cause temporary blurry vision, which will become sharper again once the infection has cleared. However, not all medical conditions are temporary. Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that must be treated on time in order to slow down the progression and preserve your vision
Diagnosing Blurry Vision
To treat blurry vision, it is important to determine the root cause of the visual problem. Our optometrists will perform an eye exam to evaluate your condition and provide you with treatment. If you have a refractive error that is causing blurry vision, we may recommend prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or suggest lifestyle changes. For certain eye infections, our optometrist may prescribe medication or recommend surgery if the blurry vision is due to an eye condition.
Contact us for Treatment Today
If you have blurry vision, our team at Springfield Opticians in Springfield, Holmes, and Chadds Ford, PA, can help. We offer various treatments that can improve your eyesight and help you return to your normal routine without obstructions. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule an appointment, call our office today.