What is Blurred Vision

Blurred vision is the lack of sharpness of vision with, as a result, the inability to see fine detail.
Blurred vision can have many different causes. It often occurs with astigmatism and cataracts.
Medication, headaches, computer use are but a few causes of blurred vision.

What are the symptoms

What causes Blurred Vision?

Concentrated tasks can cause tired eyes and blurred vision.
If you spend a long time using a computer or watching television, your eyes can become tired and your vision blurred.

Using a computer does not cause permanent damage to your eyes. However working on a computer is a demanding visual task that can cause eye discomfort. If you have an uncorrected vision problem, this can make computer use uncomfortable and can lead to blurred vision and eye strain.

Whenever you concentrate on a computer screen or watch television, you tend to blink less often which can lead to your eyes drying out.
This is made worse if you are in a dry environment, such as a heated or air conditioned office.

Some people experience blurred vision particularly at night.
There are a number of reasons why your eyes may go blurry at night. For example:

Other possible causes of Blurred vision are medications or other substances and some medical conditions

If your vision has started going blurry, you should have your eyes examined to identify the problem.

How is Blurred Vision diagnosed

Blurred vision needs to be distinguished from other visual symptoms.
Double vision (diplopia) is a specific visual symptom usually distinguished from blurred vision.
It is important to determine whether only one or both eyes are affected (unilateral blurred vision versus bilateral blurred vision).
Another distinction is whether the blurred vision occurs continually or only intermittently.
Any type of blurry vision needs prompt professional medical diagnosis and treatment.

How can Blurred Vision be treated

You can help prevent dry eyes and minimise the risk of tired or sore eyes while reading or using a computer. Tips include:

If this doesn't help, consult an optometrist to determine the underlying cause of the problem and the best way to manage it.

How can Eyerobics help

As blurred vision itself is not a disorder but rather a symptom of what could be a disorder it is important to firstly establish which disorder is at the cause. Once you know what is at the cause of your blurred vision, simply look up the disorder or disease on the left navigation menu and read what Eyerobics can do for you to regain clear sight.

The following disorders can cause blurred vision: