5 Possible Causes of Blurry Vision from Park Ophthalmology

Blurry vision for some people is a daily occurrence until they put on glasses or contact lenses. And many Triangle residents only notice problems with focusing after a late night or during allergy season. Beth R. Friedland MD sees many patients who report blurred vision. Along with the professional and friendly staff at Park Ophthalmology, Dr. Friedland helps patients understand both the serious and less-serious reasons when they have trouble seeing.

Park Ophthalmology shares five common conditions that can cause blurry vision:

  • Nearsightedness: This is a common and easily remedied condition. People who are nearsighted have no trouble reading or doing close-up tasks, but may see road signs and distant landscapes as blurry. Often a new prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses is all that is needed.
  • Migraines: These incapacitating headaches affect about 12 percent of the population, including children, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Besides the intense headache, blurry vision and sensitivity to light are two more migraine symptoms. Some migraine sufferers report a temporary partial loss of vision, flashes of light or seeing spots or wavy lines.
  • Psoriasis: Although known mostly as a skin disease, psoriasis raises the risk for uveitis. Uveitis is an inflammation of the eyeball that results in blurred vision. Vision patients with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis should alert their eye care professional to their diagnosis.
  • Allergies: Itchy, irritated, watery eyes can be signs of allergies. All of these conditions can contribute to blurry vision. Resolving the allergic reaction can also resolve the vision problem. Dr. Friedland will sort out the differences of allergic effects on the eyes that might also be more serious vision problems.
  • Lack of sleep: Failure to get adequate sleep can lead to blurry vision, itchiness, redness and sensitivity to light. Eyes need sufficient rest to work properly, including their ability to produce tears, which cleanse and lubricate the eyes. Blurry vision can result from inadequate tear production. Fortunately, the cure is simple: get more sleep.

Don’t put up with blurry vision. Make an appointment today with Dr. Beth Friedland to find out what’s interfering with eyesight. Park Ophthalmology, with offices in both Raleigh and Durham, serves all ages and is currently accepting new patients across the Triangle region.


Park Ophthalmology welcomes patients from all areas of the Triangle and offers a wide variety of specialized services including surgery for diseases of the eye, vision examinations, eye safety information, sports medicine protective eye wear and counseling, contact lenses and evaluation, and all types of ocular diagnosis and treatment. Many types of surgery are available, including cataract and laser surgery. We are here for you and your eye and overall health. Give us a call today!

This article about the vision care and blurred vision is brought to you by the professional team at Park Ophthalmology located in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.

The information contained in this blog article is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice. Please consult a doctor in any situation.


Park Ophthalmology

5306 NC Highway 55, Suite 102 (adjacent to the RTP/ Research Triangle Park)

Durham, NC 27713

Office: 919 544 5375

Fax: 919 544 5829


Park Ophthalmology North

6512 Six Forks Road, Suite 105

Raleigh, NC 27615

919 846 6915

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