Molly Anne
By Molly Anne Latest Reply 2013-05-08 21:46:47 -0500
Started 2013-05-02 13:14:20 -0500

I am having vision problems. I've noticed I can't read small print well. My vision is always blurry. I've had my vision checked and dr said my rx didn't change, but my eyes are still blurry. It's not me needing bifocals because I already had them. He did say im starting to get cataracts. What can this be and what can I do? I hate this!

5 replies

Gwen214 2013-05-08 21:46:47 -0500 Report

Go to an Eye specialist, if you don't know. I'm seeing a floater in my eye, it frightened me, and I found out I have a few hemorrhages in my right eye. I see a retina doctor on Friday, so when in doubt make an appointment

tabby9146 2013-05-05 10:02:28 -0500 Report

cataracts will do that, my dad had them, he has passed away, my mom had them, that will do it. I need bifocals, that is when I started having slightly blurry vision, went to the eye doctor this past week, (haven't been in over 2 yrs bad I know) everything fine, he said I did not have to g4et bifocals, I could take my glasses off to read up close, like a book or something and I was surprised, but he said it would not hurt my eyes. well, I always get a pair of regular glasses, and a pair of prescription sun glasses, with UVA UVB protection (always get both, it is worth the extra expense) and it was a few hundred $$ could not afford the bifocals anyway, it would have been a few hundred more!! So I was so glad to hear him say I don't have to wear them if I don't want to. I pick them up this week. Good luck to you.

JiMMy DCC 2013-05-03 08:30:39 -0500 Report

If you have large swings in your blood sugar this can cause blurry vision. I go through weeks if distance being off. Then it gets better then reading. Sometimes it's both. If I keep very tight control for several weeks it gets better. But as soon as I let it go too high or have a few hypos it starts up again.

Harlen 2013-05-02 18:33:14 -0500 Report

You mite try eye drops your eyes may be getting dry
Mine do that but get good drops not the cheep .

Type1Lou 2013-05-02 18:20:21 -0500 Report

Because of cataracts, I found I had to use a magnifying glass to read small print in doing my crossword puzzles. After a number of years, they got so bad that I did have the cataracts removed from both eyes and artificial lenses implanted. I was surprised at how "bright" everything seemed afterward. After having the first eye done, looking through the eye that still had the cataract, everything was yellower…I hadn't noticed that because it had come on so gradually. Night time driving was trickier too with the cataracts. Diabetes can also contribute to vision blurring if you don't keep your BG's under control. What was your last A1c? Is there room for improvement there?