Blurry Vision Specialist

University Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist located in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Blurry vision can strike at any age, and it’s a problem that could really damage your quality of life. Don’t try to live with your blurry vision any longer. Instead, reach out for help from the blurry vision specialists at University Ophthalmology in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. The team diagnoses the cause of your blurry vision and then help you see clearly again. Book your appointment by calling the office or using the online scheduler today.

Blurry Vision Q & A

What causes blurry vision?

Blurry vision has many possible causes, with some of the most common including refractive errors, like:

  • Myopia: nearsightedness
  • Hyperopia: farsightedness
  • Presbyopia: age-related near focus problems
  • Astigmatism: irregular curvature in your eye cornea or lens

But, refractive errors aren't the only reason for blurry vision. You could have a serious eye condition like keratoconus, in which the center portion of your cornea thins until it's weak enough to bulge into a cone shape. Keratoconus can cause severely blurry vision, as can other serious eye conditions including age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma, among others. 

In some cases, blurry vision is a symptom of a systemic condition like diabetes or high blood pressure. 

How does the doctor diagnose blurry vision?

Your University Ophthalmology doctor discusses your symptoms with you and performs a comprehensive eye exam to discover the reason for your blurry vision. Typical tests include:

  • Refraction test: eye chart
  • Slit lamp exam: magnified exam of your eye
  • Tonometry: intraocular pressure test
  • Ophthalmoscopy: exam of the back of your eye

Depending on your symptoms and test results, your ophthalmologist may also perform other advanced tests to definitively determine the cause of blurry vision. 

What is the treatment for blurry vision?

Blurry vision treatment varies by the underlying condition. In many cases, particularly with refractive errors like myopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism, an updated vision prescription can help you see clearly again. 

If you suffer from an underlying condition like severe dry eyes, your specialist treats that condition first, and the blurry eyes typically resolve afterwards. For eye conditions like keratoconus, your University Ophthalmology specialist can discuss your symptoms and diagnose the condition during a consultation. Then, they refer you to a trusted specialist for treatment. 

If you need specialist eye care at any time, your University Ophthalmology doctor coordinates care with the specialist to make sure you get full resolution for your blurry vision and all other vision and eye health issues. 

Find out what’s causing your blurry vision and see clearly again with help from the University Ophthalmology team in Hyde Park. Schedule your consultation through the online appointment maker, or call the office for help now.