Eye Focusing Problem

Understanding and Treating Eye-Focusing Problems

Our eyes are intricate systems that help us vividly enjoy the world around us, but various issues can prevent this from happening. One such issue is an eye-focusing problem. Chapel Hill Ophthalmology in Chapel Hill, NC, is here to tell you about eye-focusing problems, how they affect your vision, and how we can help treat them.

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What Is an Eye-Focusing Problem?

If you have used a camera, you know it must adjust and refocus when moving from one object to the next, especially if those objects are at different distances. Your eyes are no different. Our eyes should automatically adjust when we look at different things and distances. Eye-focusing problems can make it more difficult for your eyes to refocus. Some symptoms you may experience from this include:

•             Blurry vision

•             Headaches

•             Eye fatigue

•             General fatigue

•             Eye pain

•             Eye strain

•             Difficulty maintaining clear vision

•             Difficulty focusing on objects at varying distances

These eye-focusing problem symptoms can significantly impact your daily life. You may need to hold something further away or lean over to refocus your eyes. These symptoms can also make paying attention, reading, or writing challenging. Children are more susceptible to these symptoms than adults, but adults can also develop eye-focusing problems.

What Causes Eye-Focusing Problems?

Several things can impact your eyes’ ability to focus. The chief cause of eye-focusing problems are refractive errors like nearsightedness, astigmatism, and farsightedness. Various eye conditions like computer vision syndrome, eye infections, macular degeneration, and cataracts can also cause eye-focusing problems.

Treatment of Eye-Focusing Problems

A comprehensive eye care exam from your eye doctor can determine the cause of your eye-focusing problem. Your eye doctor can develop a personalized care plan after discovering the underlying cause of your condition.

Eyeglasses and contact lenses are the most common treatments for eye-focusing problems since refractive vision errors are the most frequent causes. Eyeglasses can also be helpful if computer vision syndrome is the cause of your condition. Your ophthalmologist may recommend eye surgery to correct your vision issues if necessary.

Your eye doctor can also prescribe medication to treat your eye-focusing problem or other forms of eye care that best suit your visual correction needs.

Visit Your Chapel Hill, NC, Ophthalmologist to Treat Your Eye-Focusing Problems

Eye-focusing problems can make your day-to-day life challenging, so contact Chapel Hill Ophthalmology in Chapel Hill, NC, to get the eye care you need to see vividly again. Call us and schedule an appointment with our eye doctor at (919) 942-8701.


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