Blurred Vision

Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of eyesight, making objects appear out of focus and hazy, and can prevent you from being able to see fine details. Blurriness can be present at any distance and is often a sign of an underlying eye problem. If you are experiencing blurred vision, you should schedule a comprehensive eye exam, with your eye doctor.

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Blurred vision can be an important indicator of eye disease. It can affect one eye (unilateral blurred vision) or both eyes (bilateral blurred vision), and whether it occurs often or rarely, it should never go untreated.

Blurred vision can mean any of a number of different things, ranging from dry eyes or glaucoma to migraines or retinal detachments.

Causes of blurred vision include:

  • Presbyopia
  • Myopia
  • Hyperopia
  • Astigmatism
  • Dry Eye
  • Ocular Migraine
  • Extended contact lens usage

Blurred vision from time to time may simply be due to being overtired.  However, blurred vision should never be ignored because it can be a symptom of a significant underlying condition.

Sudden or continuing changes in vision such as blurriness, double vision, tunnel vision, blind spots, halos or dimness of vision could be signs of a serious eye disease or other health problem.  If you have sudden changes to your vision, you should always contact your eye doctor immediately.

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