Blurry, hazy, cloudy…however you describe your impaired vision, it should be addressed. Experiencing mild blurry vision from time to time shouldn’t be too concerning, but continuous blurred vision could be a symptom of a more serious problem and if left untreated, could cause irreversible eye damage or vision loss.
Blurred vision can impact daily activities such as working, driving, reading, or playing sports. A problem with any of the components of the eye, such as the cornea, retina, or optic nerve, can cause blurred vision. Blurry vision may also be a symptom of eye strain, lack of sleep, allergies, migraine headache, medications, a change in your eyeglass prescription or wearing disposable contact lenses too long. Other common causes include:
Most of these refractive errors mentioned above can be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery such as LASIK or PRK. Presbyopia treatments may include reading glasses, progressive lenses, bifocals or surgery options including corneal inlays, or monovision LASIK.
Sudden changes to your eyesight aren't normal, so if they happen, it’s important to see your doctor right away. Dr. Stewart Shofner diagnoses and treats most eye diseases, performs eye surgery and prescribes and fits eyeglasses and contact lenses to correct vision problems. Shofner Vision Center is accepting new patients and accepts most all insurance. Ditch the blurred vision and schedule your eye exam online or call our office at (615) 340-4733.