Blurry vision — especially when it occurs first thing in the morning — is a common occurrence that can have many possible causes, some serious and others harmless. The doctors of optometry at the offices of Paul Thompson, OD are uniquely qualified to determine whether what you are experiencing is a cause for alarm or a condition that can be easily rectified over time and with proper treatment.
Blurry vision in one or both eyes in the morning when you first wake up can be triggered by a host of factors, including allergies, sleeping with contact lenses, if you’re taking certain medications — even something as simple as sleeping face-down, or because of tears that have dried overnight. For people with diabetes, blurry vision upon waking can be an indication of blood sugar levels that are too high or too low.
If the blurriness you’re experiencing is temporary, it may not require medical attention. But when it persists and if there are other symptoms, there may be cause for concern. If the blurriness is accompanied by dizziness and/or a headache, those can be warning signs of a concussion or possibly even something as serious as a stroke requiring immediate medical attention. Nausea, numbness, and ringing in the ears are also indicators that the blurriness is just a sign of an underlying condition.
Your vision is precious and the doctors of optometry at the offices of Paul Thompson, OD want to help protect it for many years to come. We are the leaders in primary health care for your eyes, and our state-of-the-art, comprehensive examination will help determine whether the blurriness you are experiencing is a symptom of an undiagnosed visual impairment that requires treatment. Receiving proper care for your eyes today is an important step toward ensuring a clearer tomorrow. Don’t hesitate to contact our office for an appointment!
By Paul Thompson, OD
July 26, 2021
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