When objects appear hazy and out of focus, it can be a sign of a problem that needs immediate attention. Changes in vision are the #1 reason to consult your eye care practitioner. Blurred vision may occur in both eyes or only in one eye, and it can occur gradually or suddenly. If you live in the greater Boston area, including Cambridge, Arlington, Newton, Brookline, and Watertown, then visit Eyes Over Copley today to see how we can help improve your vision.
What Can Cause Blurry Vision?
Most blurry vision is caused by problems that can be corrected, like astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness. However, it may also be caused by a more serious condition such as a neurological disease. Sometimes, blurry vision is caused by age. As you reach age 40, age causes a hardening of the lens making it difficult to focus on objects that are close.
If you have dry eyes, that can impact your vision in various ways, including causing blurry vision. If you have contact lenses and you wear them too long, they can cause a buildup of protein and infection which can cause blurred vision. Conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts can also cause blurred vision. If these conditions are not treated properly, you can become blind permanently.
If you are over age 60, you may have a macular hole in your retina which can cause blurry vision to happen suddenly. More serious health conditions such as cardiovascular disease or diabetic retinopathy can cause blurred vision and be a symptom of something more concerning.
Can Proper Eye Care Help Blurry Vision?
A doctor of optometry can examine your eyes to determine the cause of the blurry vision. In some cases, you may need eyeglasses, reading glasses or contacts to correct the blurry vision. In other cases, surgery, such as Lasik or corneal inlays, may help correct the blurry vision you have. In some cases, eye drops or other medication can help improve the condition that may be causing your blurry vision.
Why Visit Eyes Over Copley?
It does not matter if your blurry vision comes on suddenly, or happens over time, you should schedule an appointment with your eye doctor at Eyes Over Copley. Dr. Fox is the premier optometrist for the Boston area. Visit us at Eyes Over Copley and see how we are dedicated to making sure you have the best experience with our vision team. We take pride in making sure you are comfortable and understand what we are doing every step along the way. Contact us today at 617-859-0630 so we can schedule you an appointment.