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Blurry Vision Explained by Our Optometrist in Kennesaw, GA

One of the most common conditions we see in our Kennesaw optometry practice is blurred vision. Though some people don't go to an optometrist until something is wrong, if you have regular eye exams, our eye doctors at Hobson Eye Associates can spot the problems that cause blurred vision early. With early intervention, vision problems can be corrected.

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Causes of Blurry Vision

The reasons for blurred vision can be as benign as aging or as serious as vision-stealing glaucoma. The key to treating your vision problems is having an optometrist diagnose you first. Without a complete eye exam, you'll never know if your vision will get worse over time or not. You also will not be able to access the prescription eyeglasses or contacts you need to correct your vision problem.

Common reasons your vision may become unclear include fatigue, nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, pregnancy, dry eyes, eye drops, medication, or migraines. While these can b be remedied by eyeglasses or even rest, other eye problems will need more intense treatment. Serious problems that lead to blurry eyesight include glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, cardiovascular disease, and macular degeneration. To help correct your vision from these causes, you'll need treatment in addition to glasses.

How Optometry Exams Can Diagnose and Treat Vision Problems

When you make an appointment for an eye exam, our optometrist will carefully exam your eyes for visual acuity. We may also look at the back of your eyes with a dilated vision test. During the eye exam, the optometrist can spot signs of blood vessel damage from diabetes or cardiovascular disease. By identifying the exact cause of your blurred vision, our optometrist can recommend the best treatment course, whether that includes corrective lenses or other options. Keeping annual appointments with us, whether you wear glasses or not, can help us spot worsening eyesight. Also, because not all causes of blurred vision are from eye problems, regular appointments with our optometrist could spot serious conditions such as multiple sclerosis or diabetes. These visits give you the chance to keep your prescription updated so you have the clearest vision possible.

Vision Care Begins with Us at Hobson Eye Associates

Don't let your vision get worse without treatment. Even if you think everything is fine with your eyesight, vision exams can give a baseline for our optometrist to note any changes against. Now is the time to establish the habit of regular eye exams. Make an appointment at our Kennesaw clinic by calling (770) 424-2020.

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