Blurry vision can happen due to a number of reasons. This common symptom is often described as a loss of sharpness. Objects and people appear out of focus or hazy. It can happen in one eye or both eyes at the same time.
- Blurry Vision and Diabetes
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar damages tiny blood vessels within the retina. This condition develops over time and leads to swelling of the macula. Along with blurry vision, you may also notice floating spots or blindness. The best treatment is to avoid the problem altogether by managing diabetes and getting annual checkups.
- Blurry Vision Caused by Myopia
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the result of a refractive error. This causes objects that are far away to look blurry. This common problem is usually corrected with a pair of eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.
- Blurry Vision Caused by Hyperopia
Hyperopia, or farsightedness, means objects that are close look blurry while distant objects are clear. This problem can cause additional eyestrain as the patient attempts to compensate. Hyperopia can be corrected the same way as myopia.
- Blurry Vision Caused by Astigmatism
If both far and near objects are blurry, then you may be suffering from astigmatism. This refractive problem is usually the result of an irregular cornea and is also corrected with glasses, contacts, or surgery.
If you are experiencing blurred vision, schedule an appointment at Eye Michigan’s Southeast Michigan office. Our ophthalmologists will provide a full dilated eye exam to identify the problem and provide a solution that will help you see clearly.