Blurry vision can come on suddenly or so gradually that you hardly notice you are not seeing as clearly as you once did. Many possible causes can negatively affect your vision. Some are easily fixable while others may indicate very serious underlying conditions. Do not ignore your blurry vision and hope it will go away on its own. Contact Eyesite of Boynton Beach in Boynton Beach, FL, to schedule an eye exam with one of our optometrists right away. Your vision is too important to neglect.
Common Causes of Blurry Vision
You probably know these errors by their more common names: astigmatism, myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia (loss of focus due to aging). Our optometrists can diagnose these refractive errors with a comprehensive eye exam. Most of the time these errors are easily correctable with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Infections and Eye Irritations
Viruses and bacteria can trigger inflammation in one or more areas of the eye. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), iritis, keratitis, and other conditions can cause blurry vision as well as itching and other discomforts. Similar symptoms can result from external irritations like overused contacts, dirt or sand, household chemicals, and some shampoos. Rest and personal care may be sufficient, but in some situations, professional treatment is needed to avoid further damage.
If you are pregnant, blurred vision may be a side effect of your natural hormonal changes. In some rare cases, however, blurry vision during pregnancy may indicate preeclampsia, which is a very serious condition that can be life-threatening to you and your unborn child. Report the blurriness right away just to be safe.
Stress and Migraines
Either of these conditions can cause short-term blurriness. If you experience migraines regularly, you may recognize your vision difficulties as an early indicator. In times of stress, focus on breathing, do some stretches, and take a few moments to recenter yourself. If the blurriness continues, contact one of our optometrists.
While rare, blurred vision can be a symptom of something far more serious, ranging from a stroke to a detached retina. In these situations, a prompt diagnosis and treatment are critical. Even conditions that develop slowly, like diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and tumors, can be treated more effectively with an early diagnosis.
Contact Our Optometrists in Boynton Beach, FL
There is no need to wait until you are experiencing blurred vision or other difficulties to schedule an eye exam with Dr. Hannah Dupuy or Dr. Dupuy. Our eye doctors at Eyesite of Boynton Beach are here to answer your questions and provide the quality eye care that you need to maintain your vision. Call our team today at (561) 738-0111 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.