Blurry Vision

 Common Causes of Blurry Vision

Dr. Deepak Raja and his team at Orlando Eye Institute in West Orlando understand one of the most precious things we have is our eyesight. Whether young or older, blurry vision can result in far more than frustration. It can hinder a child’s education and end driving for adults.

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5 Common Causes of Blurry Vision

There are many reasons for having blurry vision. Whether minor or quite serious, treatment depends entirely on the underlying cause.

Here are some common sources of blurry vision and what treatment is used for them.

Myopia

Often known as nearsightedness, Myopia is one of the most frequent refractive eye errors we see. When people are nearsighted, they can see well up-close but find it difficult to see distant objects clearly. Some symptoms of Myopia are:

  • Blurry vision when looking at distant objects
  • Excessive blinking and squinting
  • Headaches caused by eye strain

Myopia can commonly be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. In some cases, refractive surgery reduces or even eliminates the need for glasses and contacts.

Hyperopia

More commonly called farsightedness, Hyperopia causes a person to have fuzzy vision up-close. Some symptoms of farsightedness can include:

  • Foggy vision when looking at nearby objects
  • You need to squint to see distant or nearby objects clearly
  • Headaches caused by eye strain

Hyperopia can also be corrected with contact lenses, glasses, or refractive eye surgery.

Astigmatism

Another common refractive error that is in the family of farsightedness and nearsightedness is astigmatism. Symptoms can include:

  • Nearby and distant objects appear blurry or distorted
  • Headaches caused by eye strain
  • Squinting to see clearly

Like all refractive eye conditions, astigmatism is corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.

Presbyopia

This condition involves the gradual loss of close-up focusing ability and is a normal aspect of the aging process. Symptoms include:

  • Squinting while reading at a normal reading distance
  • Blurry vision up close
  • Fatigue and/or headaches due to eye strain

If presbyopia is your only vision problem, eyeglasses or contact lenses may help restore your vision. Your doctor may also recommend refractive surgery and eliminate the need for glasses and contacts altogether.

Eye Floaters

Another age-related cause of blurry vision is eye floaters. These are caused when the microscopic fibers within the eye’s vitreous layer cluster together, causing tiny shadows on the retina.

Eye floaters generally fade over time and become less noticeable. If they persist, laser vitreolysis is the most frequent treatment.

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