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Why is my
vision blurred?

Blurry vision usually signals the need for prescription eyewear,
though the reasons for the problem vary.

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Causes of
blurry vision

Blurred vision generally occurs due to an eye condition. Here you can find more information about myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, astigmatism and AMD, all of which can cause blurry vision. However the underlying problem may be unrelated to the eyes – for example, a migraine or stroke.

Related
eye conditions

Blurred vision is a symptom of many eye conditions.
You should speak to your optician if you experience problems.

Short-sightedness - Myopia is the inability to focus on distant items. You'll notice a problem if faraway objects appear blurred. Other symptoms include squinting, headaches and seeing halos around lights. It is an easily treatable condition with glasses or contact lenses generally correct the effects of myopia.

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All About Vision

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

AMD mostly affects the over 60s. Common symptoms are blurring or loss of central vision, difficulties reading or seeing clearly when driving.

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