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Posted on 12-12-2017

Blurry Vision? Why You Should Get Your Eyes Checked!

Blurry vision may be a sign that your current eyeglass or contact prescription is no longer up to the task of correcting your vision. Or, it could be a sign of bigger health concerns. For this reason, it is always best to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gina Wesley at Complete Eye Care of Medina to discuss your vision and have your eyes screened for a variety of conditions.

blurry vision treatment from our optometrist in medina

Possible Health Concerns Related to Blurry Vision

Unfortunately, blurry vision is not isolated to vision problems in general. In fact, there are a number of potentially serious health conditions that may cause blurred vision, including the following:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Preeclampsia
  • Psoriasis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain Tumors
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • High Blood Pressure

These health problems can all have devastating consequences if left undetected and untreated. Sometimes, your eye doctor is the first one to notice these problems – especially if you do not see your physician routinely.

The good news is that it can also be a few milder problems that are easily treatable, including the need for an updated prescription for your preferred eye apparel. Among the treatable  conditions that may cause blurred vision are:

  • Dry Eyes – often addressed with eye drops, lid hygiene, warm compresses or medicated drops
  • Reaction to Medications – shockingly enough, antihistamines and blood pressure medications can lead to blurred vision as well as drugs to aid with sleep, oral steroids, and erectile dysfunction medications.
  • Improperly Cleaned Contact Lenses – not only can this create blurred vision, but it can also expose your eyes to potentially harmful bacteria and parasites.
  • High Blood Sugar – getting your sugar back under control (and keeping it there) can help solve this problem and prevent diabetic retinopathy which can cause permanent blindness.
  • Cataracts – correctible with surgery but you will need a diagnosis from your eye doctor first.

Working with your eye doctor can help you determine what is causing your blurred vision problems as well as offering potential treatments and solutions that will have your vision clear and focused before you know it.

Your Optometrist May be able to Help Clear Your Vision

Is blurry vision putting your nighttime reading on hold? Don’t despair. Contact Medina, Plymouth, and Maple Grove optometrist, Dr. Gina Wesley today to schedule an appointment. Your eye doctor is your first line of defense against various diseases and conditions that affect vision and we are happy to help you with all your eye health and care needs. Please leave a comment or query below if you have concerns over blurry vision.

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