Blurry Vision and Why it Needs to be Identified Early With Our Ontario Optometrists
The state of having blurred vision is fairly common, and it is important for people who have blurred vision to monitor how severe it is and how often the if occurs. The professionals at Dr. Coward & Associates in Brighton, Trenton, and Belleville, want people to be aware that if they have blurry vision more than twice a month it can have an impact on the way they function in addition to their overall well-being.
Direct Causes of Blurry Vision
Blurred vision is common among people who have migraines, and oftentimes the blurry vision is accompanied by floaters. People who have diabetes mellitus also tend to have episodes of blurry vision. This is a result of their blood glucose levels being elevated and the blurry vision occurs as blood glucose levels go down. Hypertension is another reason people might have blurry vision. Elevated blood pressure causes blood vessels and arteries to narrow minimizing oxygen levels in the blood. There are prescription drugs that have also been associated with blurred vision. It is important to note that blurred vision can also be symptomatic of strokes, brain tumors, and several conditions associated with the eye including glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, strabismus, astigmatism and diabetic retinopathy.
Regular Eye Exams Are the Keys to Optimal Eye Health
People who see an optometry professional on a yearly basis are more likely to detect and identify conditions which may contribute to blurry vision before it becomes a serious problem. Conditions like strabismus and astigmatism are treatable conditions, and if these conditions are detected early enough during a regular exam, the optometrist can diagnose and correct them before they worsen. Conditions like diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma or more serious diseases of the eye. These conditions, when they go untreated or are allowed to progress, can cause irreparable damage to the eyes, and can even lead to blindness. However, these conditions can be managed if they are detected early enough.
Our Goal is to Help People See Better – Contact Us Today
The best way for people to defend themselves against serious eye diseases and conditions is to ensure they see an optometry professional at least once a year. Here at Dr. Coward & Associates, we are dedicated to ensuring every patient we see has the sharpest, clearest vision they possibly can. Give us a call at our Brighton office at 613-475-3900, our Trenton office at 613-392-6211 or our Belleville office at 613-968-6560 to schedule an appointment to see us today.