Blurry Vision Is a Reason to Make an Appointment with Our Ophthalmologist
It's important to make an appointment with our ophthalmologist anytime you have blurry vision, unless your blurry vision clears up after you blink a few times, or you have eye strain that is relieved by giving your eyes some rest. Here are three important facts about blurry vision our ophthalmologist at Naples Eye Physicians wants you to know about blurry vision.
Blurry Vision May Be a Sign that You Need Glasses or Contacts, or that Something More Serious Is Taking Place
We all know that nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism can cause blurry vision. Our ophthalmologist can take care of these issues with corrective lenses, glasses or contacts, and sometimes with corrective exercises or LASIK surgery. Blurry vision can also be caused by medical issues like:
- • Cataracts
- • Macular edema
- • Glaucoma
- • Diabetes
- • Dry eyes
Early detection and treatment are essential to prevent loss of sight from some of the conditions that cause blurry vision. The time to see your ophthalmologist is before you have blurry vision.
Regular Eye Exams with Our Ophthalmologist Are Essential for Keeping Your Vision Clear
Even people who have great vision should have an eye exam with our ophthalmologist every year. Regular eye exams give our eye doctor a baseline against which to recognize subtle early warning signs of eye conditions that can slowly, or sometimes not so slowly, destroy your sight. Starting at the age of 40, it is important to get regular eye checkups to catch the earliest signs of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, macular edema, and glaucoma so your doctor can start you on the sight-saving treatment you need.
Do Your Eyes Get Blurry When You Spend a Lot of Time on Your Computer?
Americans spend enormous amounts of time, over eight hours a day, with their eyes fixed on flat screens, their phones, their computers, their video games, and their computers. When you have your vision fixed on your flat screen, you don't blink as much. When you don't blink as much, your eyes don't spread the lubricating tears they produce to keep your eyes moist and your vision sharp.
There's an easy intervention for blurry vision that you notice after a long session at the computer. Start taking breaks from your computer every 20 minutes. Focus on something 20 feet away for at least 20 seconds. That is enough of a break to help your eyes lubricate themselves so you don't have as many problems with blurry vision due to dry eyes.
Be sure to see your eye doctor every year, and right away if you suddenly develop blurry vision that won't go away.
Naples Eye Physicians Is Here to Help You Keep Great Vision
Dr. Paul M. Rougraff and Dr. Lynn Kepple Byerly specialize in the vision problems of mature adults. You can contact us online or call us 239-262-6288. The offices at Naples Eye Physicians are located at 661 Goodlette Rd N #105, Naples, FL 34102.