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Blurred Vision
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Blurred vision is the most common reason for eye examination requests. The major cause of blurred vision in the distance is nearsightedness (myopia). However, nearsightedness is not the only reason for blurred vision. People can have difficulty focusing their eyes up close (hyperopia). Head injuries can also cause blurred vision.

People who are farsighted may have blurred vision at various distances. Blurring may happen occasionally, or objects may be seen as blurred all the time. Blurred vision due to farsightedness makes it especially difficult to sustain up-close work for long periods of time.

Blurred sight while reading is a telltale sign of farsightedness. Please note that when a child starts to avoid reading or other up-close work, it may be a sign that he or she has trouble focusing at close distances.

It is important for parents to observe children's behavior during visual activities. Parents can't wait for children to complain about blurred vision. Most children think that everyone sees the world just as they do! In general children don't get many opportunities to compare how they see to "normal vision."

Treatment for Blurred Vision

Treatment for blurred vision is based on the cause or diagnosis. The solution can be as simple as prescribing a pair of glasses or as involved as using Vision Therapy, which can help people become more efficient in focusing and coordinating the eyes.

Locate a Doctor in your area who is experienced and knowledgeable in diagnosing and treating blurred vision.

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