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What can I do for my blurry vision?

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I have had my eyes checked twice this year for blurry vision. They gave me a new prescription and at first it was ok, but now I am seeing blurry vision again. What can I do about it? Is there an eye specialist I need to see? I am 63 years old and have fibromyalsia with dry eye, but I use Systane every day x2. It is just really annoying to watch TV or read and have the blurred vision appear.
 

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Lylas Mogk, M.D. is an ophthalmologist and director of the Henry Ford Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center in Grosse Pointe and Livonia, Michigan, and...
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If your blurry vision is from dry eyes, which it sounds like it may be as you were given drops, I would recommend (1)be sure you blink enough, as if you are absorbed in a TV program you may not blink as frequently as you should and eyes that don't blink frequently become dry,(2) be sure you do not have a heater or air conditioner blowing on your face and (3)install a furnace or room humidifier. Depending on the reason for your dry eyes, you may benefit also from hot wet compresses over closed eyes for 10-2 minutes several times a day.

 

 
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