If you have blurry vision, your vision will not be focused and you will not be able to see fine details. Ongoing or temporary blurred vision can be a sign of a serious underlying medical condition, so it’s important to see a doctor right away.
Let the emergency experts at Dignity Health North State evaluate and diagnose your blurry vision in Northern California. Have a family or friend bring you to one of emergency departments, or wait at home until you’re ready for treatment by using our online waiting tool, InQuicker.
Related Symptoms of Blurry Vision
When you have sudden blurry vision, often other symptoms will be present.
Depending on the cause, you may also experience the following symptoms along with blurry vision:
- Headache, which may be severe
- Nausea and vomiting
- Double vision
- Dilated pupil
- Sensation of having a foreign body in the eye
- Droopy eyelid
- Eye redness
- Problems speaking or understanding speech
- Halos around lights
- Sensitivity to light
- Pulsations that you can feel or hear
- Stiff neck
- Weakness on one side of the face or body
The symptoms above require a prompt visit to the emergency room.
What Causes Blurry Vision?
In most cases, non-serious eye conditions such as nearsightedness cause blurred vision.
Common causes for blurry vision include:
Your doctor at Dignity Health North State can perform thorough diagnostic testing to determine the cause of your blurry vision.
Treating Blurred Vision at Dignity Health North State
Your emergency care doctor will first determine the cause of your blurry vision before deciding on a treatment. He or she may recommend emergency imaging and blood tests to reach an accurate diagnosis. Your treatment plan may vary, but will have the goal of healing the underlying cause.
Place your confidence in the trained staff emergency services staff at Dignity Health North State to care for your blurry vision.
Dignity Health North State diagnose and treat blurred vision in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.