How to Treat Blurry Vision

How Can I Treat My Blurry Vision?

Blurred vision may be caused by a number of different conditions, including the following:

If blurred vision only occurs when looking at objects nearby, however, you may be suffering from presbyopia, a common condition that typically affects adults over 40. Unlike other focusing problems, presbyopia is not typically present until about age 40 and older. It is instead the result of the natural and progressive process of aging. Over time, the lens can thicken and lose some of its flexibility, causing an inability to focus clearly at close range.

What Can I Do About Blurred Vision?

Scheduling a consultation with an ophthalmologist or optometrist can provide answers regarding the reasons for your blurry vision. Your physician will test your vision both with standard acuity tests and with equipment that allows a direct view into the structures of your eyes. These examinations will provide the information needed to assess the condition of your eyes and to develop treatment plans for correcting your vision.

What Treatments Are Available?

There are various treatments available for blurry vision. Although, depending on the reason for your blurred vision, your Houston eye surgeon may recommend a visit to a general practitioner to assess your overall state of health. In most cases, however, the cause of your vision problems can be determined and treated with surgical procedures performed right in your doctor’s office. If your blurry vision is the result of astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness, you can also opt for glasses or contact lenses to correct these conditions.

Benefits of LASIK Procedures

Many people prefer the convenience of LASIK vision correction over traditional contact lenses and eyeglasses. Your LASIK procedure can provide you with significant benefits that include the following:

  • Always-on vision from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep at night
  • Less time cleaning and caring for your contact lenses
  • Reduced ongoing expenses for contacts and eyeglasses
  • Improved performance in swimming and other athletic activities without the worry about external vision correction solutions
  • Enhanced peripheral vision for previous eyeglass wearer
  • Reduced chances of severe eye infections

By entrusting your vision to an experienced Houston eye surgeon, you can enjoy these benefits while ensuring that you can see clearly in all your everyday tasks. This can make a significant positive difference in your quality of life and your self-confidence at work, at school, and throughout your daily routine.

With more than 50,000 LASIK procedures already performed, Dr. Fred Mattioli can provide you with the experience and expertise you need to ensure the best results from your LASIK surgery. We employ the latest techniques and proven technology help you look great and see clearly. Contact us to set up a consultation and to discuss any concerns with our knowledgeable technicians. We look forward to correcting your blurry vision.

 Blurred Vision FAQ

Blurred vision can be caused by several natural factors, including refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism. These conditions can often easily be corrected with prescription glasses, contacts, LASIK, or other treatments. If you are experiencing sudden blurred vision, it can be the result of a medical condition that you should seek medical help for, including:

  • Detached retina
  • Stroke
  • Glaucoma
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Eye injury
  • Cataracts
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Corneal abrasions

Other less-serious reasons for blurred vision include:

  • Eyestrain
  • Conjunctivitis
  • High blood sugar
  • Migraines
  • Allergies

Blurred vision caused by eyestrain, allergies, or other minor reasons can be helped by resting your eyes, applying a warm compress to your eyes, and using hydrating eye drops. For other vision issues such as refractive errors, cataracts, and glaucoma, Mattioli Vision Professionals provides diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of eye issues. Dr. Mattioli always recommends you have regular eye exams to catch any potential problems early so they can be corrected and properly treated.

Blurred vision that is often caused by minor eyestrain or allergies will go away on its own. Refractive errors can be easily treated with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Sudden blurred vision may be a warning sign of a serious medical condition related to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, glaucoma, eye injury, or other factors. If your vision suddenly becomes blurry with any other simultaneously occurring symptoms, you should always seek immediate medical help.

Yes, if your body is dehydrated, the natural tear film of your eyes may be diminished and break down or become irritated, often leading to blurry vision.