Having clear vision means you can navigate through life pretty easily without the use of glasses or contacts to assist in daily activities. However, blurred vision can make it harder to focus and may feel as if there is a filter covering your eyes. It is important to seek treatment for blurry vision. At Kueber Eye Care in Park Rapids, MN, our optometrist diagnoses and provides treatment for blurry vision.
Causes and Symptoms of Blurry Vision
There are many things that can cause blurry vision, such as:
- Injury to the cornea
- Nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism
- Macular degeneration
- Infectious retinitis
- Optic neuritis
- Injury or trauma to the eyes
- Corneal opacification
Diabetic patients may also experience blurred vision caused by a fluctuation in their blood sugar levels.
You may notice that your entire line of sight is affected by blurry vision, or just certain areas of your vision. Blurred vision may also only occur in just one eye. Some patients report dim or clouded vision.
When to Seek Treatment
You should seek immediate care if you experience sudden blurred vision or if it accompanied any of the following symptoms:
- Trouble speaking
- Severe headache
- Difficulty seeing
- Facial dropping
- Muscle control loss on one side of the body
These are symptoms that are mainly accompanied by a stroke. Additionally, you should seek immediate treatment if you experience sudden vision loss or eye pain that is severe.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Blurry Vision
One of our optometrists will determine what is causing your blurred vision by reviewing your symptoms first. We will ask you when you first began noticing your blurred vision. We will also ask questions about your medical history, as well as eye conditions that run in the family. Our eye doctor can also perform certain eye tests, including a refraction test and a slit lamp exam.
After a diagnosis, we will formulate a treatment plan. Blurred vision that is caused by low blood sugar levels is treated by consuming foods high in fast-acting sugars, such as candy and juice.
Depending on the condition that is causing your blurred vision, treatments will vary. They may include laser surgery, eye drops, or medications to help keep underlying conditions in control. We can also update your prescription to improve your vision.
Visit Our Optometrist in Park Rapids, MN for Blurry Vision Treatment
At Kueber Eye Care, our eye doctor will perform an eye exam to diagnose and treat the cause of your blurry vision. Our goal is to keep your eye health and vision at their best. Call us today to schedule an appointment.