Blurry vision occurs when your eyesight loses sharpness. Things may look hazy or out of focus. It’s usually caused by refractive errors like farsightedness or nearsightedness. It can also be an indication that something is going on that needs addressed by a medical professional.
Common Causes of Blurry Vision
Many conditions can cause blurry vision. Some of the most common causes include:
- Hyperopia – Hyperopia is also known as farsightedness. This means distant objects look clear, but close-up objects do not. It can cause eye strain and blurriness.
- Myopia – Myopia can cause blurry vision in one or both eyes. This condition, known as nearsightedness, makes distant objects look out of focus.
- Presbyopia – If you are older than 40 and have trouble seeing objects that are close to you, you may have presbyopia. This age-related condition affects eyesight when doing things like reading small print.
- Astigmatism – Patients with astigmatism will experience blurriness at all distances. This refractive error is caused by a cornea that is irregularly shaped.
- Ocular Migraines – Ocular migraines can cause blurriness, halos, flickering, or zigzagging patterns in your vision. It’s usually a temporary condition that is harmless.
- Eye Floaters – Eye floaters can cause blurriness in your field of vision. These appear with age as the vitreous begins to liquefy.
- Pregnancy – Blurry and double vision can sometimes occur due to hormonal changes from pregnancy.
- Chronic Dry Eye – Blurriness is one of the symptoms of chronic dry eyes. This condition is usually treated with a prescription or punctal plugs.
If you experience unexplained or prolonged blurry vision, talk to a medical professional. Contact Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey Bloomfield Hills office today to schedule an appointment.