Blurred vision may be an indication that your prescription of your glasses had gone up but it can also be a indication of other eye or general conditions too. Sudden blurry of vision is NOT normal. If you experience it, consult your eye doctor immediately.
There are several reasons for the cause of blurry vision.
1. Your eye prescription had really gone up
As simple as it sounds, yes, it could be one of the many reasons why you are experiencing blurred vision. The Optometrist determines the degree of refractive error you have by performing a test called refraction. Your optometrist present different powered lenses to find the best combination of lenses for you to see clearly.
Treatment options: Prescription glasses, contact lenses, Orthokeratology, or refractive surgery.
Refractive surgeries options: PRK (1st generation), LASIK (2nd generation), ReLEx SMILE (3rd generation)
- Vision is cloudy or blurred due to cataract
Patients aged 40 and above are at a increased risk of cataract formation. Cataracts occur when there is a build-up of proteins in the lens of your eye that makes it cloudy. Patients with cataracts may complain of reduction in vision in both distance and near vision, experiencing glares, difficulty with night vision and report that colours are not as bright as before.
Treatment options: Cataract removal surgery
- Your Cornea Shape is Changing
A condition known as keratoconus is a disorder which results in a conical abnormal bulge to the front part of the eye. Keratoconus has been shown to have associations with hereditary predisposition. Symptoms include blurry vision, distortion, multiple images seen, sensitivity to light, and mild eye irritation.
Treatment options: Cornea cross-linking (CXL), gas permeable contact lenses, scleral and semi-scleral lenses or corneal transplant.
- Uncontrolled diabetes
Sudden blurry of vision may be due to condition like diabetes affecting your eyes. In cases of patient with diabetes, they experience fluctuating vision, blurred vision, or even vision loss. This condition may lead to an eye disease known as diabetic retinopathy. If left untreated, it may eventually lead to blindness.
Treatment options for diabetic retinopathy: Laser Photocoagulation
If you do experience blurred vision, schedule an eye appointment with our ophthalmologist to identify the true cause of it.