BEWARE OF BLURRED VISION COMBINED WITH OTHER SYMPTOMS
When to Seek Emergency Care
While your optometrist can help with blurry vision, blurry vision in combination with other symptoms may be a sign of a life-threatening condition. When left untreated, these symptoms may result in permanent vision loss or even loss of life.
Seek emergency care if you’re experiencing:
- Difficulty speaking
- Injury to the eye
- Facial drooping
- Loss of vision
IDENTIFY OTHER CONCERNS
Take Account of Additional Symptoms
Blurry vision may often be paired with other symptoms such as headaches, discharge, nausea, and itchiness. Take note of any additional symptoms you’re experiencing and notify your optometrist at your appointment. This can lead to a quicker solution and treatment of the root cause.
Reasons for Blurry Vision
Also known as nearsightedness
Also known as farsightedness
An imperfection in the eye’s curvature
Age-related loss of vision
Chronic Dry Eyes
Insufficient tear production
Spots in vision
Headaches accompanied by vision changes
Overuse of Contact Lenses
A situation that can cause infection
Clouding of the eye’s lens
Group of eye conditions that effect the optic nerve
Diabetes complications that effect vision
Update Existing Prescription
If your vision is blurry, it could very well be caused by a changing prescription. Using glasses or contacts with an old prescription can cause headaches and blurry vision.
Schedule an Eye Exam
The best place to start, when your vision is consistently blurry, is with an eye exam. Our expert team can find the core cause of your blurry vision and present you with a solution.