Here are a few reasons this can happen:
- Eye Fatigue: Although we are using our eyes all the time, they often don’t get variety of exercise, and can get stuck on one range of vision. After a day staring at a screen or glued to the printed word, we may find that our long sight has blurred.
- No Natural Light: Some of us get little access to natural daylight for long periods of time. The eyes have to adjust to cope with neon or artificial light.
- Stress: Stress is something that we recognize as having a detrimental effect on many aspects of our health, but it can also hurt our vision. The tiny muscles that work the eye can suffer from tension and this will affect the ability of the eye to adjust speedily to longer-range objects, giving us the impression that our long sight is worsening.
- Nutrition: A lack of nutrients such as vitamins C and E can reduce the protection offered to the eye and make problems such as cataracts more likely.
- Irritants: Being exposed to irritants will provoke the eye into watering, in the same way that the nasal passages will produce mucus. It is designed to wash pollutants out of the eye, and is necessary for their protection.
What can you do about blurred vision?
- Relax! Take some time out from staring at screens, books, magazines, the TV, and go for an energizing walk, looking up at the sky or out to the horizon. Exercise your long sight with this exercise; your eye muscles will benefit from exercise just like any other muscle in your body:
- Exercise your eyes. Take a pencil, or use your finger, and hold it approx.15 cm (six inches) from your nose. Focus on your pencil (or finger) and take a deep breath and exhale slowly. Then focus on an object about 3 m (10 feet) away. Take another deep breath and slowly exhale. You can repeat back and forth 10-15 times daily. You can also do this simple exercise several times a day to ease the eye muscle tension.
- Eat better. There are many nutrient rich foods that can help boost your eyesight over a long period of time. Foods to eat to keep your eyes healthy
- Get an eye exam. If you haven't had an eye exam in the last 2 years and your vision suddenly goes blurry, it's best to rule out additional health issues. Please give us a call at (905) 751-0169 to book your appointment.