Blurry Vision and Vision Exams
Do you experience blurry vision? If so, you're not alone. Blurry vision is a common complaint among adults and children alike. At Alabama Eye Clinic in Talladega, our optometrists and staff understand the frustration that comes with struggling to make out objects at a distance or up close.
Causes of Blurry Vision
Blurry or deteriorating vision is a common symptom of different refractive errors and other conditions, such as astigmatism, presbyopia, cataracts, and more. At Alabama Eye Clinic, we specialize in vision exams to help diagnose the cause of your blurry vision and find the right course of treatment. Here's an overview of the five most common causes of blurred vision.
Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a common refractive error that causes objects in the distance to appear blurry. This occurs when the eyeball is too long, or the cornea has too much curvature, which prevents light from focusing correctly on the retina. People with nearsightedness can usually see clearly up close but have difficulty seeing far away.
Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is another common refractive error that causes objects up close to appear blurry. This occurs when the eyeball is too short, or the cornea lacks enough curvature, preventing light from focusing correctly on the retina. People with farsightedness can usually see clearly in the distance but have difficulty seeing up close.
Astigmatism is a condition in which an irregularly shaped cornea causes light to be focused unevenly on the retina. This results in blurred vision at all distances and can cause headaches and eye strain if left untreated.
Presbyopia is a natural part of aging that affects near vision due to a gradual loss of flexibility in your eye's lens over time. It typically begins around age 40 and progresses until age 65 when it stabilizes. Common symptoms include difficulty reading small prints and holding books further away to read them clearly.
Cataracts are caused by clouding of the eye's natural lens and are most commonly associated with aging but can also be caused by trauma or certain medical conditions such as diabetes. Symptoms include cloudy or blurry vision, double vision, halos around lights, sensitivity to glare and bright lights, and faded colors.
Schedule a Vision Exam
At Alabama Eye Clinic, we offer comprehensive vision exams for diagnosis of all these conditions so you can regain and enjoy clear vision. Our optometrists in Talladega will evaluate your vision and provide customized treatments to help improve your vision. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (256) 362-4872, and don't let blurry vision keep you from enjoying the world around you.