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Can Dry Eyes Blur Your Vision?

woman holding a pair of eyeglassesYour prescription hasn’t changed, so why is your vision sometimes hazy or blurry? If this sounds familiar, you may have dry eye syndrome — especially if your blurred vision is accompanied by other dry eye symptoms.

Fortunately, Pacific Eye Doctors in Maple Ridge  can help treat your dry eye syndrome and lift the fog so you’ll have clear and crisp vision all day long.

Why Can Dry Eye Syndrome Cause Blurred Vision?

Most cases of dry eye syndrome result from problems with the tear glands, but certain medications, medical conditions and dry air can also be to blame. Even when there are enough tears in the tear film that coats the eye, they may evaporate too quickly.

The tear film is composed of a specific ratio of oil, mucus and water that work together to lock moisture in and keep debris and microbes out. Any imbalance of these 3 components can cause a number of dry eye symptoms, including:

  • Red, painful eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Gritty eyes
  • Watery eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Burning or itchy eyes
  • Mucus discharge around eyelashes

Problems with the tear film can hinder the eye’s ability to refract light properly. That’s why blurred vision is a common complaint in patients who suffer from dry eyes.

How Pacific Eye Doctors Can Help

Whether your blurry vision is sporadic or chronic, we can help clear things up.

By identifying and treating the underlying cause of your condition, we can provide you with the long-lasting relief you seek.

To schedule your dry eye consultation, call Pacific Eye Doctors in Maple Ridge today!

Our practice serves patients from Maple Ridge, , , and , British Columbia and surrounding communities.

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