Top 13 reasons why you have blurred vision
- Near-sightedness or far-sightedness
- Optic neuritis—inflammation of the optical nerve. Can begin in one eye, but progresses to include blurriness in the other eye.
- Migraines—some migraine sufferers experience blurred vision in one or both eyes during a headache.
- Injuries—any injury to the eye, such as being hit by a ball.
- Diabetic retinopathy—this is a complication of diabetes that happens when blood vessels in the retina are damaged or swollen.
- Age-related macular degeneration—as we age, the eyes are more prone to deterioration and may not be able to form a clear image.
- Cataracts—this is a complication of diabetes that leads to blurred vision.
- Glaucoma—a condition that is characterized by damage to the optic nerves. It is usually as a result of increased pressure on the eye.
- Stroke—sometimes a stroke can cause blurred vision in one or both eyes.
- Transient ischemic attack—temporary symptoms that could be a warning sign that a stroke might be coming.
- Presbyopia—this is age-related far-sightedness.
- Uveitis and iritis—inflammation of the eye structures.
- Tumor—a tumor could be in the brain and may be putting pressure on the optic nerve, leading to blurred vision.