Blurry Vision At First Eye Care
When your vision is blurry, everything around you is hazy, as if it is seen through some sort of filmy filter, and it is difficult to properly focus on the objects you need to. In most cases, blurry vision is the result of a refractive error, which happens when our eyes are unable to bend light the way that they should. Blurry vision can also happen to someone who is developing an eye disease or an age related vision issue such as presbyopia or cataracts.
Addressing Refractive Errors in Roanoke, TX
When a person gets glasses or contacts in Roanoke, TX, it is usually because they have a refractive error rather than an eye disease. Most of the time these errors can be pinned down to one of the following
- Myopia - Also known as near sightedness, close up vision is clear, but objects far away are blurrier than someone without the condition.
- Hyperopia - Also known as farsightedness, where objects farther away are clearer, but it is difficult to focus on close up details, such as book print.
- Astigmatism -A refractive error caused by an irregular shaped cornea which leads to multiple focus points.
You may notice that you or your child likely needs glasses or contacts after you notice problems seeing the board, television, or making out letters in a book. In some cases you might even have a general idea of how much vision has been affected by using a standard vision chart. But if you want to truly get the best vision correction possible, and make sure there are no other issues affecting your eye health it is best to get a comprehensive eye exam from First Eye Care in Roanoke, TX or one of our other locations in Hurst or Keller, TX. These exams can detect early signs of more serious eye problems, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and more.
Age Related Vision Issues That Result in Blurry Vision
Refractive errors effect people of every age, but there are some causes of blurry vision that discriminates more heavily against those who are getting a little older. Two of the most notable are presbyopia and cataracts. Presbyopia is an eye condition that usually begins sometime after the age of 40. When it happens, a person with normal vision, or who has struggled with nearsightedness starts to have difficulty seeing objects and details in things that are close up. Cataracts are made up of excessive protein formed on the lenses of the eye and may also result in blurry vision, and while they can start at any age, including infants, they are usually the most damaging for adults over 60 years of age. Advanced age can also contribute to the risk of conditions such as age related macular degeneration, glaucoma, or diabetic retinopathy.
Contact Our Optometrist to Schedule An Appointment Today
If you or your child are experiencing blurry vision, the best course of action is to figure out why by getting a comprehensive eye exam and making an appointment with an optometrist at First Eye Care at any one of our locations, Contact us in Roanoke, TX at 817-880-6265, at Woodland Springs at 817-880-6286, or in Hurst, TX at 817-932-7682 to take the first step in seeing more clearly.