What to Know About Blurry Vision
At Eye Doctors of Arizona in Phoenix and Shea Park, we recognize that your sight plays a pivotal role in all aspects of your life. You need it to drive, read, and even take care of your children, if you have any. So when you experience blurry vision, it can take quite a toll on your life. We'd like to take a moment to explain this condition and help you better understand your treatment.
Taking A Closer Look
Blurry vision doesn't sound that serious until you consider that it could be a mild or severe case. And that unclear vision might only be one symptom you're experiencing out of many. For instance, our ophthalmologist may determine that your blurry vision is actually due to cataracts. In this case, you may have clouding over the lens of your eye, which is causing your eyesight to be not as keen as it was.
Along with this symptom, though, you might also notice that your night vision is worsening, and you're starting to see halos around lights. Colors might not look as vibrant as they once did. They could look yellow or faded. As another example, age-related macular degeneration causes damage to the macula, which is part of the retina. In the early stages, you may not know you have it. However, as time progresses, you may develop blurry vision.
Other possible conditions that could cause blurry vision include the following:
- Corneal abrasion
- Dry eye
These are only some of the possible causes, and our optometrist will be able to determine the cause after a thorough eye examination.
Treating Blurry Vision
The treatment we use for your blurry vision depends on the cause, but in many cases, the first course of action is eyeglasses or contacts. Either our ophthalmologist or optometrist will use the results of your eye exam to prescribe you with glasses or contacts. Sometimes, you may need specialty contacts, such as toric lenses if you have astigmatism.
Sometimes, you need more than just standard care from an eye doctor. Fortunately, we have an eye surgeon who can perform certain procedures, such as cataract removal. Whether you have dry eyes, need an eye surgeon for severe cataracts, or require the assistance of an eye doctor to prescribe contacts or glasses, you can opt for care from our practice.
Contact Eye Doctors of Arizona for Treatment
At Eye Doctors of Arizona, serving Phoenix, Shea Park, and the neighboring communities, we can assist you if you have blurry vision. So don't suffer another minute if you can't see as clearly as you once did.
Book an appointment at one of our offices by calling:
- Downtown Phoenix - (602) 257-8280 Ext 1
- North Phoenix - (602) 257-8280 Ext 2
- Shea Park - (602) 257-8280 Ext 3