Most people have a time when they realized they were not seeing as well as they used to. For many, it does not seem like they noticed the loss of vision over time. Rather, one day their vision was not the way it used to be anymore. Of course, this means it is time to see an optometrist like our team at Lewis County Eye & Vision in Chehalis, WA.
What To Do If You Have Blurry Vision
When you notice that your vision is blurred, or notice that your child's vision is blurred, it means that a strain is being placed on the eyes. It is important to schedule an appointment with an optometrist right away. This way you can have your eyes examined, and we can see if you need glasses or if different issues are developing with your eyes. At this point, it is also a good idea to stop doing anything that requires clear vision. For instance, if your vision is blurred do not drive. Have a friend or family member take you to the places you need to go, but do not risk driving without clear vision.
What To Expect From The Optometrist
When you visit our optometrists, we will discuss the issues with your vision before moving into a variety of tests. These tests serve several different purposes. For instance, we may take a photo of the nerves in your eyes or dilate your eyes to study the nerves in them. This will give us an idea of if there is nerve damage, which can be a sign of glaucoma causing your blurred vision.
We will take a complete medical history regarding your past and eye issues affecting your immediate family. There are several other tests that our optometrists may request as well. You will also be asked to take a more standard vision test to determine if the issue with your eyes is that they are weakening. If this is the case, you will be a candidate for glasses or contact lenses, depending on your preference. You will have a conversation about what our optometrist recommends for you. Both glasses and contact each have their own pros and cons to be considered before choosing one option or both.
Get Help for Your Blurry Vision in Chehalis, WA
Each patient's experience is going to vary slightly, depending on what is causing their blurry vision. Our team at Lewis County Eye & Vision is here to help correct your vision and answer any questions every step of the way. If you or a loved one is suffering from blurry vision, call Lewis County Eye & Vision today at (360) 748-9228 to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists.