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can dry eye cause affect your vision?

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: Dry eyes can cause your vision to be blurry and not correct with glasses or contacts. Using re-wetting drops can be helpful as well as having plugs inserted, but i would recommend seeing your opthomologist for a check-up as there may also be another cause for your vision changes.
Answered on May 14, 2019
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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
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Feb 13, 2012
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: If the dryness is sufficient to affect the surface of the eye, then it can cause blur of the vision. Chronic dryness can lead to permanent changes. See your ophthalmologist to have this evaluated and treated.
Answered on Apr 7, 2020

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