Cause of and Solutions for Blurry Vision

If you or your child is experiencing blurry vision, there could be a lot of reasons why. In children, the most common problem is a lens that is growing out of time with the eye, but in adults there can be several reasons why vision can suddenly become blurry. In order to determine the cause in these cases and come up with the best course of action to fix the problem, a patient must schedule an eye exam with an eye doctor. We at Highland Family Eye Care serving St. Paul, MN, know a lot about blurry vision. Our optometrist is to provide optometry services for your blurry vision.

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Blurry Vision

Many people, both children and adults, notice that their vision is getting blurry when everyday tasks become more difficult. With children, this usually happens at school when they notice that they cannot see the same things that their friends see, such as the board at the front of the classroom. In adults, they may notice this when a person has difficulty driving or reading. If this is happening, schedule an eye exam.

This eye exam may measure the eye with a machine that can help to determine how great the vision discrepancy is. After this, our eye doctor may conduct a manual test to determine what type of corrective lenses will work best.

Fortunately, there are things that can be done beyond our optometrist prescribing corrective lenses. For example, there are eye drops that can be prescribed for children that slow down the deformation of the lens if the cause is myopia. This can reduce the need for higher prescriptions in the future, but the drops cannot undo the damage that has already been done.

For adults, a surgery such as LASIK can permanently correct blurry vision. This surgery reshapes the lens, but it is only possible to perform the surgery on an individual who has eyes that are done developing. For adults, it may also be possible to treat the cause of the blurry vision. For example, in some cases, the cause is high blood pressure. By treating the blood pressure issue, it is possible to fix the blurry vision, since the high blood pressure causes the blood vessels in the eye to put pressure on the optic nerve.

Another cause for blurry vision can be dry eye. This happens when your eye does not produce enough tears. This may happen because the tear duct is blocked or dysfunctional, but it may also happen because of hot air or dust that dry out the eye quicker than the eye can moisturize itself.

Get Eye Care for Blurry Vision with Our Optometrist

If you live in the St. Paul, MN, area and you or your child are struggling with blurry vision, give our optometrist office a call at (651) 699-5400 for Highland Family Eye Care. We can help you to schedule an appointment to get an eye exam that will help get to the root cause of your vision problems. Our optometrist is here to give you eye care for your blurry vision.