Blurry Vision

Bentz Eye Center

Ophthalmology & Cataract Surgeons located in West Palm Beach, FL

Are you experiencing eye fatigue or headaches? Do you find yourself squinting to read small print? Blurry vision is a common problem, but Robert Bentz, DO, and Miriam Farag, OD, FAAO, can help. The team at Bentz Eye Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, specializes in diagnosing and treating all the most common causes of blurry vision. Call the office, or request your first appointment online to get started.

Blurry Vision Q & A

What is myopia?

Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. It’s diagnosed when your vision is blurry at a distance, and it’s a common type of refractive error.

Myopia and other refractive errors develop when the cornea and lens of your eye aren’t aligned properly. If your cornea has a mismatched curve to your lens, your eye can’t focus the light that comes into your eye effectively.

If you have trouble reading highway signs or seeing a clock across the room, you could have myopia.

What is hyperopia?

Hyperopia is the opposite of myopia. Also called farsightedness, it means your close-up vision is blurry. You might have trouble reading or working at a computer if you have hyperopia.

Like myopia, hyperopia develops when the curve of your eye isn’t perfect. Some people only have myopia or hyperopia, while others have both.

What other issues cause blurry vision?

Refractive errors, like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, are the most common causes of blurry vision, but they aren’t the only ones. Chronic eye diseases may cause vision changes, including blurriness.

Diabetic eye disease, dry eye, and macular degeneration are just a few examples of eye conditions that interfere with visual clarity. Diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration are conditions that change your vision over time, while dry eye can be acute and is often treatable with artificial tears.

How is blurry vision treated?

Your doctor at Bentz Eye Center performs comprehensive eye exams to evaluate the possible causes of your blurry vision. During your visual acuity test, you’ll read a series of letters at different distances. Your doctor may place lenses over your eyes to see if they improve your vision.

If you have a refractive error, the team refines your vision with a series of lenses to determine your eye prescription. Your eye prescription is developed just for your eyes, and it fixes blurry vision by counteracting the curve of your eye. When you wear your glasses or contacts, your eyes can properly focus light and you see clearly.

If your blurry vision is linked to an eye disease like diabetic eye disease or macular degeneration, treatment may require more than just glasses or contacts. The team develops a personalized, comprehensive eye care plan to keep your eyes as healthy as possible.

Don’t settle for blurry vision. Schedule an eye exam at Bentz Eye Center today. Call the office and speak with the administrative team or book online.