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Can Dry Eye Cause Focusing Problems?

Dry Eye Girl 640×350Have you noticed your vision becoming hazy or blurry, even though your prescription hasn’t changed?

While several conditions can cause blurry or hazy vision, dry eye syndrome may be the culprit, especially when accompanied by other dry eye symptoms. If you experience any difficulty with eye focusing, contact Ives Eyecare Center in Murrysville to schedule a dry eye exam.

How Does Dry Eye Syndrome Lead To Difficulty Focusing?

Clear and crisp vision depends on many things, including a healthy tear film, which is composed of 3 layers: mucus, water, and oil. Too much or too little of any of these components can throw off the quality of your tear film and negatively impact your visual clarity.

For example, if your tears have too little oil and too much water, it can distort your vision. Not enough mucus or water in your tears can make it harder for your eyelids to blink comfortably, adding to the dryness.

How To Tell If You Have Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is diagnosed by your eye doctor during a dry eye exam and shouldn’t be self-diagnosed or treated.

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms of dry eye syndrome, it warrants a visit to your Ives Eyecare Center optometrist:

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

The good news is that dry eye syndrome can be successfully managed to increase your comfort and visual clarity.

How Ives Eyecare Center Can Help

At Ives Eyecare Center in Murrysville, we treat dry eye syndrome and other eye conditions to help our patients achieve crisp, comfortable and clear vision.

Whether your focusing problems are caused by dry eye syndrome or another condition, we’ll get to the root of the problem and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and lifestyle.

To schedule your eye exam, call Ives Eyecare Center today!

Our practice serves patients from Murrysville, West Newton, Delmont, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding communities.


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