• Is an exam accurate with blurry, dry eyes?


    Question:

    I have been wearing glasses since childhood and now have blepharitis. I was prescribed medications which haven’t helped. Blepharitis and dry eye blur my vision on top of my myopia.

     Can a vision exam get an accurate eye prescription anyway? In other words, if I get a prescription, can it be written stronger to make up for blurriness caused by dry eyes?


    Answer:

    No, the prescription can only correct the vision you have at the time of the exam. Using some artificial tears just before the exam will usually work to get the best result.


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