Eye Focusing Problems

Most, if not all of us, will experience one type of eye problem. If you feel you have poor vision, you should visit an optometrist to seek medical advice. At Lewis County Eye and Vision, our skilled optometrist in Chehalis will offer you solutions to your eye focusing problems.

Our eyes have an automatic focusing system linked to the brain. The eye lens achieves this by adjusting to perceive objects clearly at any distance. Since your eyes capture objects at various points at any given time, your eyes, therefore, must change focus at a rapid pace to keep all the items clear in your vision. 

Once you realize that you are struggling and taking time to focus on objects, you might be having a condition called accommodative dysfunction. Accommodative dysfunction is not an eyesight issue like a refractive error, but the fatigue of the eye muscles, strain, and stress causes it. 

You experience blurry vision since the image of what you are looking at does not focus well on the retina at the back of the eye. This condition is common in both children and adults.


The following are types of eye focusing problems:

  • Myopia (short-sightedness).
  • Hyperopia (Long-sightedness).
  • Astigmatism (Distorted vision at all distances).
  • Presbyopia (inability to focus on near objects)

Causes of Eye Focusing Problems

Our optometrists attribute eye focusing problems to several causes. Ciliary muscles in the eye help the eye to focus, and the following factors can reduce its efficiency:

  • Poor general health.
  • Side effects of medication.
  • Concussion.
  • Genetic factors.
  • Extreme long-sightedness.

Accommodative dysfunction causes strain on the eyes and manifests these symptoms:

  • Sore and red eyes.
  • Blurry vision.
  • Headaches.
  • Abnormal posture.
  • Words moving on a page.
  • Trouble keeping focus with visual tasks.
  • Constant rubbing or closing your eyes.

What is Vision Therapy?

Not all eye problems require glasses as a solution; glasses mainly fix refractive errors of the eye. Vision therapy is a specialized treatment program that assists in training the brain and eyes to work more effectively together. This coordination helps your eyes sustain focus for extended periods and increases its speed while shifting focus. Our vision therapists recommend this type of therapy to improve visual stamina and help decrease optical strain. Visual therapy sessions take place over weeks for the best results.

Call Lewis County Eye And Vision

Vision problems should not bother you anymore. Experience our vision therapy tailored to suit your needs. Our highly skilled optometrists at Lewis County Eye and Vision in Chehalis, WA, will assess your eyesight and discuss possible solutions. Call us at (360)-748-9228 to book an appointment with one of our vision therapist.


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