Eyes are the most sensitive part of our body which requires extra care from all of us, but sometimes all the care is not enough because there are many reasons which are out of our hands that can cause “Blurry Vision” or “Fuzzy Vision”. Blurriness is the most common form of problem which is faced by those who wear glasses or contact lenses on daily basis, but fuzzy vision cannot be ignored as they can lead to serious problems.
Here are 35 reasons which could be causing you difficulties in your day to day life. Knowing about the problems beforehand can save you lot of trouble and can make your life much easier.
You Need Reading Glasses
There could be other reasons for your blurry vision but the most common reason that we all ignore is that we might be in need of glasses because your eyesight is getting weak from regular working on your computer or laptop, not taking sufficient vitamins( mainly vitamin A), not taking proper diet, skipping exercise due to lack of time and many more.
If you think that your daily routine is getting affected because you experience blurry vision or fuzzy vision then you should not try to ignore them anymore and seeing the doctor and getting it checked can save you from other critical conditions that you might get in future.
Is It Myopia, Hyperopia or Astigmatism?
According to the Vision Council of America, approximately 75% of adults use some kind of eye correction. Nearsightedness( Myopia), Farsightedness( Hyperopia) and Astigmatism is the most common form of eye problems that we find people suffering from. Myopia is the condition in which distant image becomes focused in front of the retina, making the distant object look out of focus. Hyperopia is a condition when a distant image becomes focused behind the retina, making distant objects appear out of focus. In the Astigmatism condition where an abnormal curvature of the cornea can cause two focal points to fall in two different places making objects up close and at a distance appear blurry.
Frequent check-ups from your Optometrist or Ophthalmologist can help you find out the cause of your blurriness and will tell you if you need to change your glasses or contact lenses.
Or Is It Presbyopia?
Presbyopia is related to people who are over forty years of age in which they complain about not able to see or read text messages on the phone, magazines, menus etc. Presbyopia is different from nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism as it is related to the age. Eyeglasses with progressive lens help in correcting presbyopia. You will find that people will this condition become sensitive to light and in that case, you can use the photochromic lenses, which darken in sunlight. There are some who don’t like wearing glasses and contact lens, in that case, you can always opt for a surgery.
You Have Glaucoma
With no help in detecting Glaucoma at its early stage makes it the second-leading cause of blindness in the US. It occurs when damage is done to your optical nerve which carries information from the eyes to the brain and eventually causing blurry vision. The most common type of Glaucoma is called primary open-angle glaucoma that affects around 2.2 million people in the US.
For treatment, you can always go for glaucoma surgery, lasers or medication depending upon the seriousness of the disease.
Or Maybe Cataract
A condition where a dense cloud is formed in the lens of the eye which affects your visibility when proteins in the eye form bundle that stop the lens from sending a clear image to the retina. Cataracts are common in old people. If you have it in one eye there is a chance you might get in the second eye too, but usually, that doesn’t happen at the same time. Common symptoms of cataract are blurry vision, visibility problem in the night, sensitivity in the sight, double images( seeing two images instead of one), bright colors looks faded or yellow.
Surgery is recommended for the treatment of Cataract which has a very high success rate today. If left untreated it can cause permanent blindness, so it is advised to have frequent check-ups with your ophthalmologist.
High Blood Sugar Or Diabetes
Diabetic Retinopathy is caused when damaged is done to your blood vessels of the light-sensitive tissue in the retina. It can affect both eyes. People may not notice its effect until it has become severe. Diabetic retinopathy can develop if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes which can result in Glaucoma or Cataract.
Common symptoms include blurred vision, impaired color vision, vision loss, difficulty seeing in the night. If your family has a history of diabetes or you suspect you might have it, you should go to your doctor to have it checked and prevent it from causing further severe problems.