Blurry vision can have many causes, some of them easy to correct. It can signal a natural decline in your eyesight, or hint at a more urgent issue. You should always check with your eye care professional if you discover changes in your vision.
What is Blurred Vision?
Ideally, your vision should be crisp and sharp, and you should be able to make out fine details in the objects you see. When your vision is blurry, your eyesight may lack focus or clarity.
Blurred vision can affect everything in your line of sight. It can also be limited to parts of your vision or your peripheral vision. Some people experience blurred vision in just one eye.
You may experience other symptoms with your blurred vision. These can include:
- Discharge from the eyes
- Double vision
- Pain or discomfort
If you experience these symptoms, see a medical professional right away:
- Eye injury
- Severe pain in the eye
- Stroke symptoms including droopiness in your face, trouble speaking, or weakness on one side
- A significant decrease in vision, especially in one eye
- A loss of a single area of your vision
Common Causes of Blurry Vision
The most common causes of blurred vision are:
- Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism. When most people experience blurred vision, the fix is as simple as glasses or contact lenses!
- Eye Strain. If you work on the computer all day, or spend a lot of time staring at your phone, you may experience eye strain. Be certain to take frequent breaks, and follow the 20-20-20 rule – spend 20 seconds staring at an object at least 20 feet away every 20 minutes!
- Eye Injury. If you have damaged your eye, your vision may become blurry. See an eye doctor right away.
- Migraines. If you are prone to migraine headaches, these may bring blurred vision. Speak to your doctor about treatments.
- High Blood Sugar. Diabetics may find uncontrolled blood sugar levels cause blurry vision. You may need a diabetic eye exam to help mitigate the damage high blood sugar levels can cause.
- Retinal Issues. If you have blurry vision, you may be experiencing a detached retina or age-related macular degeneration. See your eye care professional right away!
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