Blurry Vision Treatment with Lone Star Vision
If you’re losing the sharpness in your eyesight, this resulting blurry vision can have a wide variety of causes. Here at Lone Star Vision in Plano, we recommend that all of our patients have regular eye exams, whether or not they need vision correction. Many causes of blurry vision begin to develop long before the symptoms occur, and the only way to diagnose and treat these problems is by having our optometrist examine your eyes. The causes can be simple or serious, but blurred vision is always something to be concerned about. If it’s happening to you, it’s time to come in and see our optometrist.
Doctors of Optometry Talk Blurred Vision Causes
In the world of optometry, blurry vision problems are just about the most common trouble we see. In the great majority of cases, blurred vision is caused by refractive errors: nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism. The cure for this is either eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery such as LASIK.
Other minor causes for blurred vision can be temporary, and the vision problems generally clear up when the health concern does. These causes include chronic dry eyes, pregnancy, eye floaters, eye drops or medication, ocular migraines or other headaches, or wearing contact lenses for too long.
More Serious Causes
Not all causes of blurred vision are minor. Some serious diseases have blurry vision as one of their primary symptoms. The most common of them include:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Cardiovascular disease
- Multiple sclerosis
Eye Examinations are the Key to Getting Help
The key to diagnosing and treating all the causes of blurry vision is having regular eye examinations. The most serious eye diseases will often develop and grow for weeks or months without creating any symptoms at all, giving our optometrist time to care for your vision before your eyesight has been compromised. The key to diagnosing and treating all the causes of blurry vision is having regular eye examinations. The most serious eye diseases will often develop and grow for weeks or months without creating any symptoms at all, giving our optometrist time to care for your vision before your eyesight has been compromised. We recommend that all kids get their eyes examined every year from age 6 to 18, then every one to two years thereafter, as long as they don’t need any vision correction. Those who wear eyeglasses or contacts, and those who are over 40 years of age, should have their eyes examined at least annually, or as recommended.
After 40, the eyes are much more susceptible to presbyopia, along with cataracts, glaucoma, and other vision-threatening diseases. Early diagnosis of these diseases is the only way our optometrist can treat your eyes to help delay or prevent the damaging development of these diseases.