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