If you wear glasses or contact lenses, chances are high that without them, you experience blurry vision and have trouble seeing up close, far away or even any distance at all. Blurry vision is one of the most common reasons people seek an eye doctor, and for many, they may notice the symptoms at an early age, but as you and your eyes age, so too can your vision worsen. At New Vision Eye Center, we understand that blurry vision, whether a new or old symptom for you, can cause frustration and difficulty in everyday activities, so our team of ophthalmologists offer long-term solutions to treat your vision and help you see clearly.
What Causes Blurry Vision?
Blurry vision is caused by refractive errors of the eyes, meaning their ability to focus light is hindered. Common refractive errors patients have are eyes that are too long or too short, an imperfect cornea curvature, or an imperfect lens curvature. These refractive errors bend and distort light improperly, causing blurry vision. The primary refractive errors include:
- Nearsightedness – Trouble seeing at a distance, caused by long eye length or steeply curved eye lenses
- Farsightedness – Trouble seeing up close, caused by short eye length or a flat eye lens
- Astigmatism – Trouble seeing at any distance, caused by an imperfect spherical cornea
Solutions to Blurry Vision
While most people are able to detect blurry vision on their own, your eye doctor at New Vision Eye Center can help diagnose what is causing the blurriness, what kind of refractive errors you may have and help determine the best way to correct your vision. While glasses and contact lenses are the most common options for improving vision, many patients are looking for a more long-term solution that does not require wearing a corrective device. Our office provides LASIK eye surgery to reshape your cornea and improve vision without glasses or contacts, as well as other refractive surgeries such as Advanced Surface Treatment (AST). These minor outpatient surgeries can be performed in our modern facility in just one day.
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK is an outpatient procedure that is used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism by reshaping the cornea and adjusting how the eye focuses. With our advanced technology and ophthalmologist experience, LASIK surgery can take just 15 minutes to improve your vision for many years. The process includes making a small corneal flap that exposes your cornea to our state-of-the-art laser. This gentle laser light rapidly reshapes your cornea in as little as 20 seconds! Once both eyes are finished, the corneal flap is put back into place and allowed to quickly heal on its own. And with minor at-home care just after LASIK surgery, you will be able to see clearly, often without the need for corrective devices! Patients choose LASIK to benefit from:
- Quick treatment in just 15 minutes
- Minimal healing time
- Gentle, discomfort-free surgery
- Long-term vision correction
Advanced Surface Treatment (AST)
AST treatment for blurry vision is an excellent option for those who do not qualify for LASIK or who have a more active lifestyle that prevents them from choosing other options. The process uses cool ultraviolet light from a laser to permanently reshape the cornea and improve vision. This treatment requires no corneal flap and simply removes the surface skin to reshape the eye. The healing process after treatment is slightly longer, but the results are typically equivalent to that of LASIK. Patients choose AST to enjoy the benefits of:
- No corneal flaps needed
- Possible for those who don’t qualify for LASIK
- Gentle, modern laser surgery
- Long-term vision improvement
Let’s Get Started!
Blurry vision can be a frustrating condition to live with, especially if your eyes dry out with contact lenses or you live a more active lifestyle than glasses permit. Allow us at New Vision Eye Center to give you a more long-term solution for the blurry vision that does not require you to wear corrective devices. Schedule a consultation to discuss LASIK surgery or other refractive surgeries with our refractive surgeon, Dr. David J. O’Brien by calling 772-257-8700 today!