Learn About and Manage Blurry Vision With Our Okmulgee and South Tulsa Optometry Team
Dr. James Ward and Dr. David Hall lead our Okmulgee and South Tulsa optometry team with a total commitment to advanced vision and eye care. We're proud to provide a range of eye care services that can help people manage a wide range of eye conditions.
Since so many different types of eye conditions cause blurry vision, our eye doctor team employs a wide range of diagnostic tools and techniques to determine the specific underlying cause of your symptoms so that treatment can be streamlined.
Causes of Blurry Vision
Sometimes blurry vision happens temporarily due to issues like migraine headaches or computer vision (when you stare too long at a computer or other digital screen). Other more progressive and long-standing causes of blurry vision include:
- Refractive errors: A condition (such as an abnormal curve of the cornea or lens) that interrupts the way light normally enters the eye so that it doesn't focus properly on the retina. Common refractive errors include nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) and astigmatism.
- Keratoconus: blurry vision generally developing in the late teens and early adulthood, caused by progressive conical disfigurement of the cornea.
- Dry eye syndrome: dry eyes can lead to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms including eye redness, itchiness, and watering, as well as blurriness. Common causes of dry eyes include eye allergy, dry weather, wind, medication side effects, and wearing contact lenses for too long.
- Side effects of LASIK eye surgery: Blurriness is common following eye surgery and generally should go away within a few days, but pre- and post-operative care with our optometrist team can help ensure outcomes are optimal.
- Cataracts: This condition is caused by progressive clouding of the lenses inside your eyes.
- Glaucoma: Called the "sneak thief of sight," this can lead to progressive blurry vision due to damage to the optic nerve. It's often associated with increased inner eye pressure.
How a Routine Eye Exam Can Help You Manage and Prevent Blurry Vision
At a comprehensive eye exam, we'll use techniques and technology to look at the internal and external surface of your eyes to help us figure out the cause of your blurry vision. Assessing your family and medical history will also help alert us to common risk factors for blurry vision and streamline our diagnosis. Your input is key!
Is Blurry Vision Impacting Your Daily Life? Connect With Our Optometry Team in South Tulsa and Okmulgee OK
To schedule an appointment at The Eye Center of South Tulsa, call (918) 369-3937. For The Eye Center of Okmulgee, call (918) 756-0316.