What Causes Blurred Vision?

Experiencing blurred vision? You're not alone. The most common symptom that brings patients to our clinic is blurred vision. This condition is typically due to a refractive error, which could be:

  • Nearsightedness (Myopia): Difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly.
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia): Difficulty in seeing close-up objects clearly.
  • Astigmatism: Blurry vision for both near and distant objects.

Glasses: A Quick Fix for Many

The good news is that for many, the solution is as simple as wearing the right pair of glasses. According to the Vision Council of America, about 75% of adults use some form of vision correction, and glasses are the most popular option.

When to See an Eye Doctor for Blurred Vision?

If blurred vision is affecting your daily life, you shouldn't hesitate to consult an eye doctor. It's particularly important to schedule an appointment if:

  • Your blurred vision is sudden or worsening over time.
  • You experience other symptoms like eye pain, headaches, or double vision.
  • You have difficulty performing routine tasks like reading or driving.

Prompt examination can rule out more severe issues and get you the right treatment as soon as possible.

Not Just Blurred Vision: The Issue of Asthenopia

Some people experience more than just blurry vision; they also have symptoms like headaches and eye strain after close-up work. This condition is often termed as asthenopia. While glasses can help, another course of treatment known as vision therapy may be recommended.

What is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy is designed to improve the efficiency of your visual system. It's like physical therapy but tailored for your eyes and brain. It helps you carry out visual tasks more easily that you might find challenging due to your eye condition.

Why Immediate Action Matters

Blurred vision or related symptoms shouldn't be taken lightly. One in every three Americans will have a form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65, as per the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Early diagnosis and treatment can make all the difference.

Explore comprehensive care for a functional eye exam at our renowned optometry clinic in Valencia, catering to patients from Santa Clarita, Palmdale, and San Fernando Valley. Call (661) 433-3696 or fill out this form to make an appointment today.
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