Arlington Heights, IL

(847) 368-9999

Barrington, IL

(224) 407-2020

What Causes Blurry Vision?

Blurry vision can have many causes, ranging from refractive errors to more serious conditions like cataracts or glaucoma. If you are experiencing blurry vision, it is important to schedule an eye exam with an optometrist so that the cause can be properly diagnosed and treated. Different treatment options may be available depending on the cause of your blurry vision. Let’s look at some reasons why you may be experiencing blurry vision and how Dr. Lomazov at AssureVision can help.

Refractive Errors

A refractive error is a problem with the way your eye focuses light. The most common type of refractive error is myopia or nearsightedness. Myopia is a condition that occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea (the clear front covering of the eye) has too much curve. This causes light rays to focus in front of the retina (the back of the eye) instead of on the retina. As a result, close objects appear clear, but distant objects appear blurry.

Eye Health Conditions

Many eye health conditions can cause blurry vision. Some of these conditions include:

Cataracts: Cataracts usually develop slowly and can eventually lead to blindness. They are typically a condition that affects people over age 70.

Glaucoma: It is one of the most common eye diseases for adults over 60. It can lead to blindness if it is not treated.

Macular degeneration: Macular degeneration occurs slowly with a breakdown of the macula. The macula is the portion of the eye responsible for clear and sharp central vision.

Diabetic retinopathy: This is a complication of diabetes that damages the blood vessels in the retina.

Other Health Problems

Did you know that other health issues could be the reason for your blurry vision? These include Alzheimer's disease, strokes, and head trauma.

Contact Our Optometrist at AssureVision

Are you experiencing problems with your vision and need help? Assure Vision has offices in Arlington Heights and Barrington to help our patients with all of their eye care needs, including blurry vision. If you are experiencing blurry vision or it has just been a while since your last eye exam, call our team today or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.

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Arlington Heights - Arlington Town Square

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Friday

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Arlington Heights - Arlington Town Square

Monday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Available by appointment only
Tuesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Available by appointment only
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday
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