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Blurred Vision

Is your vision holding you back?

Do you find yourself blinking, squinting, straining or rubbing your eyes to gain a clearer view?

Blurred vision occurs when you lose sharpness in your vision or are unable to see fine detail. It may feel like objects or details in your surroundings appear fuzzy, indistinct, or out of focus. When you experience blurred vision, there is difficulty in seeing small or fine details, and images may lack the crispness that you would typically perceive with clear vision. It might feel like you need to constantly train you eyes to see clearly, and tasks such as reading, driving, or recognising faces can become more challenging.

Sometimes objects far away or close up may be slightly blurred, and other times the change can be so severe it affects your ability to carry out your normal routine.

If you’re experiencing a change in your vision, blurred vision when wake up, or persistent or worsening blurred vision it’s essential to have a comprehensive eye examination to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment.


Why might I have blurred vision?

Blurred vision is most commonly caused by a refractive error like nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia. Most of these vision conditions are very common and are easily corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

Blurred vision can also be a symptom of a serious eye problem requiring immediate attention or a serious health problem. For example blurred vision can be a symptom of detached retina, uveitis, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, uveitis (eye inflammation).

If you have a sudden change to your vision, including blurred vision when wake up, you should always have a comprehensive eye examination immediately.

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