Blurry Vision

By Sollers Latest Reply 2011-02-17 12:36:27 -0600
Started 2010-12-06 12:52:57 -0600

I notice that on some days my vision is blurry. Is anyone else experiencing this sympthom?

30 replies

vi sammy
vi sammy 2011-02-17 12:36:27 -0600 Report

yes mine seems to be doing that off & on ever since I found out I was diabedic . very strang cause Ive always had 20/20 ugh so I do think it has something to do with it. Have a wonderful day :)

Kathy Stricker
Kathy Stricker 2010-12-08 17:03:55 -0600 Report

Yes, i have blurry vision a lot. I don't know if its my diabetes or just my eyes. I have Glocoma and Cataracts both too. So I guess maybe its just me until reading some of the messages ive seen lately.

Demi1976 2010-12-08 10:53:12 -0600 Report

Yes I do have that concern at fiorst I went online and checked everything I could for things that have this symptom finally I was advised that blurred vision can be cause by diabetes

bizzach 2010-12-08 08:42:36 -0600 Report

I recently had a eye exam after suffering from blurry vision and i had early onset glaucoma related to being diabetic. I get my eyes checked every 6 months now and i still have blurry vision daily.

Lisa07 2010-12-07 14:53:00 -0600 Report

i would check with my eye doctor. i have catarect this year related to diabetes. i have double vision and blurry most of the time. reading is a problem and im with computer most of the time. goodluck!!!

cole9790 2010-12-07 13:54:39 -0600 Report

i get it about three times a week and it's scary. it usually happens when i notice my sugars are up

Sollers 2010-12-07 14:50:57 -0600 Report

Thank you Cole. I'm paying attention to my BG and I haven't had a reading above 244 for a home reading and it usually after I've eaten. I'm working on my meals and exercising. This site has been very, very helpful.

kitkat1955 2010-12-07 13:35:58 -0600 Report

One of the symptoms I had before my diagnosis was really blurry vision. At diagnosis, my A1C was over 11 and my first home reading was over 500 - too high for my meter to register. I went to the an eye doctor (MD) last week and he dilated my eyes. Have a cataract on my left eye, which he might remove after the first of the year, but he didn't see any signs of permanent damage - thank God! I go back in January for another exam. I agree with Gabby ~ have your eyes checked by an opthomologist soon!

Kathy Stricker
Kathy Stricker 2010-12-08 17:08:43 -0600 Report

Thanks for sharing I will have cataract surgery soon too. But, my A1C is down now to 6.8 it had gotten down to 6.2 and Doctor said it was to low now she says its just right my first one was 13.

Sollers 2010-12-07 14:48:41 -0600 Report

Thank you for sharing. I wish you all the best as you continue to work on your BG. It must have been really scary to have your it be so high at your first home reading.

GabbyPA 2010-12-07 08:32:26 -0600 Report

Sometimes when your sugars are running very high you can get blurry vision. The other thing is that it could be the start of reitenopothay. So please visit your eye doctor and have your eyes thoroughly checked. Dilation is required to really get a good look in there, so make sure you take someone who can drive you home.

Tonyap54 2010-12-06 23:31:50 -0600 Report

I've had glacuoma for 10 years and diabetes for 2. Any problems I have I go straight to the eye doctor. Right now I'm having problems keeping my blood sugar level down. Seems the more I lose the higher its getting, plus alot of stress works havic with the sugar levels.

Pynetree 2010-12-06 21:12:30 -0600 Report

I've had it on occasion also. My Dr. says high or low BG, or side effect of a drug I take…like lasix. If you are on oral meds, read the side effects for each of them. Good Luck!

jayabee52 2010-12-06 16:28:38 -0600 Report

Yes, Pamela, I've had that when my BG#s were high for a while.

Please get it checked out by an opthamologist, because it could be a number of things causing the blurred vision such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and bleeding into the eye.

If Opthamologist determines it is due to your High BG#s you should bring your numbers back down and your vision may correct itself. You might want to wait on getting glasses until your BG#s are in control. It would be a shame if you got new glasses to correct your vision only to not be able to use them when your vision changes again.

Sollers 2010-12-07 08:41:36 -0600 Report

Thank you Jay. My BG aren't running high now but they were before I was diagnosed. The effects of that time of high BGs might be what I'm dealing with.

jayabee52 2010-12-07 17:00:40 -0600 Report

As I recall it takes a while for the high BGs to come back to "normal" so if you've been high BG for a while, the extra glucose in the vicious fluid has to come out slowly. When I had it I took about 1 or 2 weeks of normal BG#s till the blur was completely gone.

Sollers 2010-12-06 14:42:33 -0600 Report

I want to thank each of you for your response. I do have dry eyes but I'm not using eye drops at this time. I recently had my vision checked but didn't have the symptoms at that time.

QueenJeanne 2010-12-06 14:58:48 -0600 Report

I hate to say this but that is how I find out I had diabetes. I could not see very well at all. Please have your eye checked out by an ophthalmologist who is a specialist on diabetic eyes to make sure your eyes are okay.

CaliKo 2010-12-06 14:49:53 -0600 Report

Have your blood glucose levels been okay? Another thing I have had is a cataract, but that is a constant blurry which keeps getting worse. Since you say occasionally, I tend to think it may be glucose. But it certainly could be dry eyes, but you could just try drops for that, you would see an immediate improvement.

vivdg88 2010-12-06 14:16:14 -0600 Report

yes i have doc says most Diabetics loose there eye site but not all . some daya im fine others my eyes R blury. ur not the only one.

Sollers 2010-12-07 08:44:25 -0600 Report

Thanks Wivdg88. It's good to know that I'm not the only one, but better to know that it's something that may be solved.

Brenda_B 2010-12-06 13:29:56 -0600 Report

You need to have your eyes checked by eye doctor.
Blurry vision can be caused by high blood sugar. But I found my occasional blurry vision was “dry eye”. Dry eye is not a bad thing but it can cause damage. I got plugs put in my eye drains (it took seconds and didn’t hurt). They help hold the moisture in my eyes. And I used good eye drop, like Sustane or Octiva, twice a day. Don’t mess around with your vision. Read the link that Caliko posted and get your eyes checked!

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