Are you noticing blurry vision? Your vision is an integral part of your overall health. Your vision is an essential part of your overall health. Blurry vision is often caused by something as simple as needing new glasses or contact lenses, but more serious causes are possible. Family Vision Clemson can help diagnose the cause and provide solutions to improve your vision so you can resume your normal activities.
Refractive errors occur when the eyeball is either too long or too short. This means that light rays focus in front or behind the retina instead of on it, resulting in blurred vision. The most common refractive errors include:
Myopia is a type of refractive error where objects far away appear blurry while things close up look clearer. This happens because light from distant objects focuses in front of the retina and not on it. One solution to this issue is wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, which help bend the light rays back onto the retina.
Hyperopia occurs when light from nearby objects focuses behind the retina instead of on it. Objects farther away appear clear, but closer things look blurry. Eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct this refractive error by allowing the light rays to focus more accurately onto the retina.
Astigmatism is often caused by an abnormally shaped cornea which affects how light passes into your eye and causes distorted vision near and far away. Eyeglasses with cylindrical lenses or special toric contact lenses can help correct astigmatism by reshaping how light enters your eyes so that it can focus correctly on the retina.
Eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy may also cause blurred vision. Some – like glaucoma – lead to gradual changes in eyesight, while others can result in acute eye changes like halos around lights or darkened areas within the field of view. If you suffer from any eye disease or fear you may have one, consult an optometrist immediately to get checked out and start treatment if necessary.
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