Blurry vision is a common condition that can be the sign of a serious eye problem. At Christensen Eye Care in Dodge City, KS, we can see patients with blurry vision. This condition can have a number of underlying causes, ranging from dry eye syndrome to astigmatism. Blurry vision may not seem that serious, but it can actually be caused by serious problems, Thankfully, our optometrist, Dr. Christensen, can effectively diagnose the underlying condition and treat the problem.
Common Causes of Blurry Vision
As blurry vision is a common symptom, it should come as no surprise that multiple conditions can cause it. One of the most common causes of blurry vision is dry eye syndrome. If your blurred vision is caused by dry eye syndrome, you will likely also have irritated eyes and the feeling that something is stuck in your eye.
Vision problems can also cause blurry vision. Vision problems that cause this symptom include nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Cataracts are a common cause of blurry vision. If you notice that you also have trouble seeing at night or you see halos around lights, you might have cataracts.
Problems Related to Blurred Vision
Blurred vision is a problem in itself, but it can also cause other problems. These problems may include:
- Trouble driving
Blurry eyes may also compromise your sports vision. Compromised sports vision will lead to decreased athletic performance. If you have persistent blurry vision, you should see an eye doctor quickly so that you don't have to deal with these issues.
Our Eye Doctor Can Treat Blurry Vision
Dr. Christensen can effectively treat blurry vision from many causes. First, he will perform a thorough eye exam to determine what the cause is. He will then be able to diagnose the underlying condition. After he has made a diagnosis, he will treat the condition. Possible treatments for blurry vision include vision correction with glasses or contact lenses or medicated drops. If you have cataracts, Dr. Christensen may provide you with a referral to an ophthalmologist for surgical treatment.
Make an Appointment with Our Optometrist Today
If you've been dealing with persistent blurry vision, make an appointment at Christensen Eye Care in Dodge City, KS. Dr. Christensen will first figure out what is causing your blurred vision with an eye exam. He will then treat this condition. If you are unsure whether your blurry vision may be a sign of a more serious problem, come in and have your eyes checked by our optometrist. Make an appointment today to get treatment for blurry vision. Call us at (620) 227-5433.