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Can dry eye cause affect your vision?

Can dry eye cause affect your vision?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


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Can Dry Eye cause vision loss? Or something else?

Can Dry Eye cause vision loss? Or something else?

Dry eye syndrome: eople with dry eyes may experience symptoms of irritated, gritty, scratchy, or burning eyes, a feeling of something in their eyes, excess watering, and blurred vision. Advanced dry eyes may damage the front surface of the eye and impair vision. Treatments for dry eyes aim to restore or maintain the normal amount of tears in the eye to minimize dryness and related discomfort and to maintain eye health ...Read more

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I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to. When i close one if i see blurry is this dry eye?

I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to. When i close one if i see blurry is this dry eye?

Is that 2 questions?: If you close one eye and its blurry, it could be dry eye, but it could also be a number of other issues. Dry eye typically also has associated ocular discomfort (such as a foreign body sensation, burning, or light sensitivity). The double vision issue is different. Is it true double or is it like a ghost image? You should probably see and ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is change in vision a symptom if severe dry eye ? I notice for months my eye sight has not been the same some days they are very clear ..

Is change in vision a symptom if severe dry eye ? I notice for months my eye sight has not been the same some days they are very clear ..

Dry eyes: Can cause blurry vision. Often, the patient will also notice some other symptoms as well. These include burning, foreign body sensation, redness, excess tearing, etc. It's easy to try a course of artificial tears several times a day for a couple of weeks to see if your symptoms improve. If not, then you should see an ophthalmologist to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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At work i'm on the computer all 8hours all of a sudden I have double vision on things i don't pay attention to also pain behind eye this dry eye?

Dryness possible: Computer work is quite drying and i advise those with steady computer use to keep a bottle of lubricating drops next to the video screen to use frequently. Doubling of objects out of the line of proper focus is normal although we usually ignore this. Probably the fatigue of steady computer use has made you more aware of this normal image. Relax for five minutes every 1 1/2 hours. ...Read more

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Are vision problems also associated with dry eyes and if so are they treated the same as other dry eye symptoms.

Are vision problems also associated with dry eyes and if so are they treated the same as other dry eye symptoms.

Depends: Ordinary dry eyes are sometimes uncomfortable but not harmful. If the dryness is more severe then the surface of the eye can develop dry spots that impair the vision and if severe, the front of the eye can break down. If the vision is impaired then extra strong treatment from your ophthalmologist will be necessary. ...Read more