Blurry Vision FAQs

Innovative Eye Care Blurry Vision FAQs

Blurry vision can significantly impact your ability to see objects at a distance or up close, making everything appear unclear, hazy, and out of focus. Blurry vision affects millions of Americans at every age. Understanding the causes and treatments for blurry vision is vital for ensuring you get the best care possible to protect your eyesight. Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the causes and treatment for blurry visio

Blurry VIsion

What Causes Blurry Vision?

Blurry vision can occur for several reasons, ranging from an underlying health condition like diabetes to significant eye strain. Refractive vision errors that you are born with or develop over time are the most common causes of blurry vision. You can also experience blurry vision if you have eye conditions like dry eye syndrome, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. You should schedule an eye exam with your optometrist as soon as possible if you begin to have constant blurry vision.

What Should You Expect at Your Eye Exam?

Our optometrist will conduct a thorough eye exam that tests your visual acuity and the health of your eyes. Some tests you may encounter during your eye exam include:

•           Refraction Test: During this test, you look through a piece of equipment called a phoropter and fix your gaze on a mirror approximately 20 feet away. Your optometrist moves lenses of various strengths through the phoropter to determine which one will be the most beneficial in correcting your blurry vision.

•           Visual Acuity: This test measures how well you can see at close and far distances. You will read several letters on a chart of different sizes and bold patterns.

•           Visual Field Test: Peripheral vision refers to your side vision or how well you can see things on the left or right side of your eyes. During a visual field test, you will fix your eyes on an object straight ahead of you and indicate to your optometrist when you see something move into your line of sight.

You may complete several other tests during your eye exam, some not designed for testing blurry vision specifically. However, all tests are vital since blurry vision often coincides with other eye conditions.

What Are the Best Ways to Correct Blurry Vision?

Innovative Eye Care offers non-surgical and non-medical solutions for astigmatism, nearsightedness, or farsightedness that may be causing your blurry vision. Our optometrist will write you a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses based on the results of your eye exam. Our optometrist can also recommend lifestyle changes to prevent blurry vision, such as wearing sunglasses when outdoors, wearing safety glasses when working or playing sports, and giving up smoking.

Reach Out to Our Optometry Practice Today to Correct Blurry Vision

Living with blurry vision can be a frustrating experience, so contact the optometry team at Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, to get the treatment necessary to protect your eyesight and live freely again. Our optometrist can examine your eyes and prescribe prescription lenses to correct the underlying cause of your blurry vision, so call us and schedule an eye exam today at (661) 213-3310.

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