Blurry vision can affect your up-close or far-away sight. Unfortunately, it can make viewing fine details nearly impossible. Depending on the severity, it could hinder your ability to partake in your usual-day events if you don't have corrective eyewear. Plus, uncorrected vision deficits may lead to headaches and other unpleasant symptoms. At Christenson Vision Care, serving Hudson, WI, and the nearby region, our optometry practitioner identifies blurry vision as well as the appropriate measures to optimize your vision.
If you suffer from blurry vision, it's usually the result of a refractive error, such as farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, or even presbyopia. Refractive errors are issues with your eye that affect how light enters and shines on your retina. When light doesn't focus on the retina correctly, you experience blurry vision. Some people only experience blurry vision in one eye while most patients have blurry vision in both eyes. Often, you have varying degrees of a vision deficit in each one of your eyes. Therefore, you require a different prescription in each of your eyes.
Generally, your refractive error stems from one of three issues in your eyes. For instance, your eye may be too long or short. You may have an irregular curvature of your cornea, also known as astigmatism. The curvature of your lens could also affect your eyesight.
Only an eye doctor can determine the level of your vision deficit as well as the cause. To accomplish this, our optometrist will have you complete a visual acuity test. During this part of the exam, our optometry practitioner has you look into a device. You read the lines of letters you can see. You'll have to have the test on both of your eyes. Based on the results, our eye doctor determines the power of vision correction you require. You'll also undergo a test for astigmatism, where you have to look at images through lenses. You identify which image appears the clearest out of a pair of pictures. You also may receive eye health screenings to make sure your blurry vision isn't from another problem.
Our eye doctor will prescribe corrective eyewear to improve your blurry vision. You have your choice of contact lenses or glasses. We offer hard-to-fit sizes of contacts and provide the option of specialty lenses. If you would like to learn more about LASIK eye surgery to correct blurry vision, our optometrist can educate you about the risks and benefits. Additionally, our eye doctor can perform an evaluation and supply you with a referral.