If you use contact lenses or glasses, the odds are high that without them, you have difficulty seeing objects that are near, far away or at even any distance at all, this is in addition to experiencing blurry vision. One of the prevalent reasons why people visit an eye specialist is blurry vision; and for most people, the symptoms become noticeable at an early stage, but your vision can worsen as you and your eyes also age.
Our ophthalmologists at our laser eye surgery Harley street clinic understand the difficulty and frustration that blurry vision – whether as an old or new symptom – can cause in your day-to-day activities. This is why our professional ophthalmologists provide long-lasting solutions to correct your vision and help you see better.
What is the cause of blurry vision?
Blurry vision occurs when the ability of the eyes to focus light is obstructed; that is, refractive errors of the eyes are manifested. Patients suffering from common refractive errors have eyes that are either too short or too long, an abnormal lens curvature, or an abnormal cornea curvature. These refractive errors distort and bend light incorrectly, resulting in blurry vision. The common refractive errors are:
- Astigmatism – Difficulty seeing at any distance, resulting from an improper spherical cornea.
- Farsightedness – Difficulty seeing near distance, resulting from flat eye lens or short eye length.
- Nearsightedness – Difficulty seeing at a distance, as a result of steeply curved eye lenses or long eye length.
How to correct blurry vision
Although some people can detect blurriness by themselves, your eye specialist at Optimal Vision centre can help diagnose the cause of your blurry vision, the type of refractive errors you have, as well as help develop the most suitable treatment to treat your eye problem. Although contact lenses and glasses are the most common solutions for enhancing vision, many patients are now seeking a more permanent solution that does not involve using a corrective device.
Our clinic offers LASIK eye procedure to reshape the cornea and enhance vision without the need for contacts or glasses, as well as other refractive treatments like Advanced Surface Treatment (AST). We have state-of-the-art equipment in our modern facility to perform basic outpatient surgeries in just a day.
LASIK Eye Surgery
LASIK eye surgery is an outpatient treatment that is performed to treat astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness by reshaping the cornea and correcting how the eye focuses. Thanks to our advanced technology, coupled with the intensive experience of our ophthalmologist, we can perform LASIK eye surgery within just 15 minutes to correct your eye focus for several decades. The procedure entails creating a little corneal flap that exposes the cornea to our modern laser. In as little as 20 seconds, this delicate laser light will swiftly reshape your cornea! After both eyes are done, the corneal flap is returned to its position and left to rapidly heal on its own. And by following minor post-LASIK surgery care guidelines at home, your vision will become clearer, usually without using corrective devices. LASIK eye surgery offers the following benefits to patients who choose it:
- Long-lasting vision correction
- Mild, comfortable surgery
- Fast healing time
- Swift treatment in about 15 minutes
Advanced Surface Treatment (AST)
AST procedure for blurry vision is a great option for patients who are ineligible for LASIK or who live a more demanding lifestyle that does not allow them to select other options. The procedure utilises gentle UV light from a laser to reshape the cornea permanently and enhance vision. This procedure does not require any corneal flap and basically lifts the skin surface to reshape the eyes. The healing time after surgery is a bit longer, but the outcomes are usually the same as that of LASIK. Patients who choose AST enjoy the following benefits:
- Permanent vision enhancement
- Mild, state-of-the-art surgery
- Suitable for patients who aren’t eligible for LASIK
- Does not require cornea flaps
Let’s get to work!
Blurriness can be a very frustrating problem to endure, particularly if the eyes dry out with contact lenses or you have a more active life than permitted by glasses.
Let Optimal Vision provide you with a more long-lasting solution to your blurry vision; one that does not require you wearing corrective devices? Book a consultation with our refractive ophthalmologists to determine your suitability for LASIK surgery in the UK or other refractive procedures.