Some conditions, such as blurry vision in the morning, may indicate that you need to call our eye doctor at Warm Springs Optometric Group in Fremont, CA, for an eye exam. Here are the leading causes of blurry vision and when you should consider contacting our eye doctor immediately.
The common reason why most people wake up in the morning and rub their eyes unconsciously is to remove dry tear secretions that float on the eyes’ surface, which clears blurry vision. This happens to most people and shouldn’t be a concern if it gets better after a short while. If blurry vision persists, schedule an eye exam.
Failure to clean eye lenses correctly or sleeping with them increases the chances of bacteria buildup and may lead to a severe eye infection. If the lenses cause blurry vision, contact our optometrist to advise on how to take care of your lenses or for an alternative method of vision correction.
Cataracts are opaque regions in your eye lenses that may cause color alteration, blurry vision, and make you unable to read. Although the risks of cataracts escalate as you age, they can develop at any time. Some people are born with them. Causes of cataracts include smoking, certain medications, and diabetes. One of the best ways of preventing cataracts is exercising frequently. You should schedule an appointment with our optometrist to determine if cataracts are the cause of your blurry vision.
If your eyes dry out, swell, itch, are sensitive to light, or water constantly, you may be suffering from eye allergies. Eye allergies also lead to blurry vision. Clean your room to remove dust mites or do away with laundry detergents. Our eye doctor can also assess your condition.
If the symptoms persist, you should schedule an appointment with our optometrist.
Dehydration can cause your vision to blur. In the summer months, it is especially important to be mindful of your water intake. You should also monitor your alcohol consumption, as alcohol can compound the effects of dehydration.
When you visit Warm Springs Optometric Group for blurry vision treatment, our eye doctor will assess your condition to identify the root cause of your visual impairment and provide treatment accordingly. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (510) 490-0287.