Blurry Vision

Causes of Blurry Vision

If you have noticed that your sight has lost its sharpness and your vision is hazy or out of focus, it is vital to get an eye exam. Blurry vision can indicate a refractive error, the first symptoms of eye disease, or even a neurological problem. Whether you notice blurry vision in one or both eyes, you may need a professional opinion for more information. At MacQueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, our optometry team provides eye exams and will diagnose and treat your condition. Here are some common conditions characterized by blurry vision.


Refractive Error

Refractive errors refer to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. If you squint or strain both eyes to try to see things that are far away, you could be nearsighted. If you get fatigued reading something close to your face, you could be farsighted. Blurred vision at all distances is often a sign of astigmatism. Treatment for refractive errors includes contact lenses, glasses, and surgery.


Cloudy vision could be a sign of cataracts. Often, other people can see a blur in the lens of your eye. Our eye doctor can diagnose cataracts and help you get treatment in the form of an artificial lens. Early treatment can prevent blindness.


Glaucoma is caused by increased pressure in the fluid in your eyes. If you have been living with tunnel vision or lost peripheral vision, you may experience permanent blindness if you don't get treatment.

Dry Eye Syndrome

If you have dry eyes that accompany your changes in vision, something could be stopping your body from creating tears properly. You may benefit from prescription eye drops to treat blurry sight and dryness.

Macular Degeneration

Do you experience visual distortions in addition to blurriness? Older people often experience macular degeneration, as the condition is generally age-related. Treatment can slow down the progression of the disease, but failing to get a diagnosis can lead to blindness.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy also presents blurry vision, and it can lead to blindness if it is not treated. Diabetic retinopathy can damage the retina of your eye, but treatment can slow and prevent the progression of the disease.

Visit Our Optometry Team in Chicago, IL for Blurry Vision Treatment

It is vital to get an eye exam to check out any vision concerns you have. At MacQueen Eye Care Center in Chicago, IL, our eye doctor will provide more information about the cause of your blurry vision. Call us today to schedule an appointment.


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