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Could Your Blurry Vision Be Cataracts?

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Are you experiencing blurry vision? Are you trying to figure out what the cause of it is?

There are many causes and reasons that you could be experiencing blurry vision. Keep reading to find out if your blurry vision could be because of cataracts!

What is blurry vision?

Blurry vision occurs when the objects you see become less sharp. It can make objects look hazy or out of focus.

What is the main cause of blurry vision?

The main cause of blurry vision is refractive issues. This means you’ll have astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness or presbyopia.

These conditions can be corrected with glasses or a vision procedure.

It is also possible that blurry vision is a symptom of something more serious like an eye disease. People can experience blurry vision in one or both eyes.

What are some of the causes of blurry vision?

There are many causes and conditions that can give you blurry vision. Here are some examples:

Myopia (nearsightedness): 

Myopia has symptoms like eye strain, headaches, squinting and blurry vision. This can be in one or both eyes.

This is a very common vision problem that makes objects far away seem blurry. Glasses, laser eye surgery, and contacts are ways to fix nearsightedness.


With astigmatism, it means that you have blurry vision at any distance.  Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea.

Astigmatism prevents light hitting the retina in one place, causing blurry vision. It can be fixed with contacts, glasses, or laser eye surgery.

Dry Eye Syndrome: 

Dry eyes can affect your eyes in many ways. Dry eyes can give you blurry vision among other symptoms. Eye drops or other treatment options can help treat dry eye syndrome.


During pregnancy, blurry vision is very common. Some people even experience double vision.

Hormonal changes can change the thickness of your cornea, giving you blurry vision. Blurry vision can also occur if you have dry eye. Dry eye is another common condition that can happen during pregnancy.


Cataracts occur when the lens in your eye becomes cloudy. Cataracts can get worse and prevent you from seeing. The only way to treat cataracts is with cataract surgery.

What are the symptoms of cataracts?

Cataracts can give you blurry vision and make colors seem duller. You may also experience glare from lights.

You can also have difficulty driving at night due to seeing halos around lights. Completing tasks like threading a needle or reading become difficult with cataracts.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and blurry vision, you might have cataracts. You need to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor to have an eye exam.

They will do a variety of tests. These include looking at the thickness of your cataracts, your vision, and glare tests.

They’ll also look at your refraction. Early on, they might give you a new prescription for your glasses or contacts.

This can be a good solution, at least temporarily. This new prescription will only keep changing as cataracts develop and get worse.

Cataract surgery is the only solution for cataracts. During cataract surgery, your doctor will remove your natural lens. It is then replaced with an artificial lens called an IOL.

Do you think that you have cataracts? The best way to find out what is going on with your eyes is to see your eye doctor.

Schedule a cataract screening at Omaha Eye & Laser Institute in Omaha, NE today!

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