7 Blurry Vision Eye Problems & How to Address Them

Posted On Thursday, 28 June 2018
7 Blurry Vision Eye Problems & How to Address Them

Today’s lifestyle has become much more competitive and fast-paced. We don’t even have enough time to do the things we want to and 24 hours in a day just doesn’t seem to be enough.

Our stressful jobs and long working hours seem like the norms of an average working person. But, this lifestyle often has some serious consequences to your health.

One of these consequences is blurry vision.

Blurry vision is the inability to see right; making objects around you appear unclear and out of focus. It can upset both the eyes, but some people may experience blurred vision only in one eye.

7 Eye Conditions that Cause Blurry Vision

1) Cataracts
If you have trouble seeing at night, notice colors fading, increasing sensitivity to glare, double vision or a constant need to change your glasses, you probably have cataracts. Cataract can easily be treated with surgery.

2) Glaucoma
Glaucoma is an eye condition that is associated with the damage of the optic nerve. The symptoms are not detectable until it affects your vision significantly. It is best to undergo an eye examination to prevent glaucoma. Medication, laser or glaucoma surgery are the treatment options available, depending on how severe your condition is.

3) Age-Related Macular Degeneration
AMD is a widespread eye condition that causes vision loss among people who are fifty and above. If you’re not able to see things straight ahead, you’re to have a small spot near the centre of your retina damaged. This condition may progress differently among different people. People who smoke and have a family history of AMD, have higher chances of developing this condition.

4) Diabetic Retinopathy
The effect of diabetes on eye health can lead to conditions like diabetic retinopathy. This is because the blood sugar levels damage the blood vessels in the retina. If you have symptoms of sudden change in vision, spots, double vision or eye pain, you should consult your doctor. Untreated diabetic retinopathy can lead to blindness.

5) Cardiovascular Disease and Other Systemic Diseases
The symptoms of a cardiovascular disease can be found in the eyes apart from the body. It may shrink or swell the blood vessels, making your eyes feel dry. It may further give rise to irregular heartbeats, shortness of breath, dizziness and finally blurred vision.

6) Eye Infection or Injury
If your eye feels itchy or has shown some change in color, you may have an eye infection. An injury to the eye can also lead to other problems. It is important to get it treated immediately to avoid further complications.

7) Refractive Errors
A refractive error is a common eye condition which doesn’t allow perfect vision. This results in blurred vision. People above the age of 35 are more prone to refractive errors.

Computer Vision Syndrome?
There are some preventive measures you can take to ensure you don’t get blurry vision. This is especially for those who spend a lot of time in front of the computer screen.

1) Rearrange the Equipment on Your Desk
Keep your computer at least 30 inches away from your face, ensuring you do not have any neck or eye strain.

2) Adjust Your Screen Settings and Put On Anti-Glare Glasses
If your computer is causing you to strain your eyes, adjust the settings such as screen brightness and font size. You could also put on anti-glare glasses to ease the eye strain and headaches.

3) Surround Yourself with Good Lighting
Lighting can affect your eye health significantly. Make use of blinds to prevent glare. Place the computer in a way that the reflection from the windows or ceiling lights is minimized.

4) Keep Track of How Much Time You Spend On Your Phone
Use your phone wisely and do not compromise on your sleep. Avoid spending too much time on digital screens in the dark.

Moreover, you should contact your Ophthalmologist if you are suffering from blurry vision, especially if you feel the symptoms are severe, to get it treated quickly.

Aaron Barriga

Aaron Barriga is the online marketing manager for Insight Vision Center, an Ophthalmology Center in California. With a knack for understanding medical procedures, and an interest in eye and vision health, Aaron loves to share what he knows and what he learns. He blogs to inform readers about the latest eye care technology and other topics related to eye care, especially LASIK. Aaron loves collecting coasters from the different bars and restaurants he visits during his travels.

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