At Eyes Over Copley, we provide complete eye care for residents in and around the Greater Boston area. Our services include comprehensive eye exams, vision correction, and treatment for common vision conditions.
Blurry vision can have a variety of causes. If you have blurry vision when looking at faraway objects, you may have “nearsightedness”, also known as myopia. If you can see clearly far away but find nearby objects hard to focus on, you may be farsighted. Astigmatism can cause both near and far blurry vision. If you are over 40 and experiencing blurry vision at near, you may have presbyopia, which is a normal condition as you age.
Computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain can also cause blurry vision, particularly if you spend a lot of time looking at computers or other digital devices. Treatment for these conditions begins with a comprehensive eye exam. Vision correction with glasses or contacts is often needed.
Laser vision correction may be an option depending on the cause of the blurred vision.
If you have eye inflammation, you may have an eye infection. An eye infection can cause blurry vision, redness, swelling, and discharge from your eye. You may also notice light sensitivity or headaches. The infection can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a fungus. Allergies can also trigger the symptoms of an eye infection.
Conjunctivitis is the most common type of eye infection. It's often called pink eye because it makes your eye pink or red. If you are experiencing eye infection symptoms, your optometrist can make a diagnosis. They can evaluate the condition and set up a treatment plan.
Dry eye can be temporary and mild, but it can also be a serious problem. If your dry eye is mild, over-the-counter eye drops may relieve the problem, but it makes sense to consult an optometrist for advice on the best eye drops for you. The symptoms of dry eye include a burning, stinging, or itching sensation in your eyes. You may also experience light sensitivity, watery eyes, blurry vision, headaches, and eye redness or irritation. Dry eye may also be treated with prescription eye drops. Tear duct surgery can also be beneficial, depending on the underlying cause.
At Eyes Over Copley, our comprehensive eye exam includes screening for eye diseases, including glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye increases. This leads to eye damage and vision loss over time, and is often so gradual that a person is unaware of the vision loss. Cataracts occur when the lens of the eye becomes opaque, which causes a decrease in visual acuity. Cataracts are common in people over 60, but can occur in younger people as well. Macular degeneration is a condition that is more common in individuals who are over 70. As you age, the macula, or the center part of your eye, may begin to deteriorate, which causes vision loss.
All of these eye conditions have treatments available, and early detection is always likely to lead to a better outcome. Annual eye examinations are the best way to prevent vision loss.
Contact Our Optometrist at Eyes Over Copley
If you need an eye exam or have a condition that needs to be treated in the Greater Boston area, contact Eyes Over Copley today at (617) 859-0630. Dr. Fox provides eye care for the entire family.