Blurred Vision In The Morning

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Corneal Abrasion- A Common Eye Problem that can be Easily Treated

Author: Brent McNutt

Corneal abrasion is a superficial scratch in the outer lens of the eye. It is usually caused by improper wearing of contact lenses or by particles that get lodged in the eye.  A scratched cornea can be painful and alarming. Good thing is that the eyes are one of the quickest healers in the body and scratched corneas are easy to treat.   Some of the symptoms of corneal abrasions include pain, redness, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, excessive tears, the feeling that there is an object or particle in the eye, and possible swelling of the eye. 

Natural healing process

A scratch in the cornea can heal completely within 24 to 48 hours, depending on the severity, leaving no permanent damage when healed.  During this time, the cells will reconnect the undamaged layers and renew the scratched part of the cornea.  If you feel like you scratched your cornea, do not rub your eyes! It will only worsen the abrasion. Instead, flush your eyes with water to get rid of the object or particle that scratched your eye.  Use a cold compress over your eye to keep it from swelling and lessen the pain. Keep your eyes closed and let it rest.  If you cannot wait too long and the pain or discomfort is unbearable, you should contact an eye doctor in urbane scrubs to see if you need treatment.

Seeing an eye doctor

To ease the pain, anesthetic eye drops are typically used during examination and to prevent infection, an eye doctor will usually recommend antibiotic eye drops.  After the treatment, the doctor will cover your eye with a tight eye patch to prevent your eyelid from moving.   You will have to wear the eye patch for at least 24 hours so that the healing process will not be disturbed and so that it repairs quickly and smoothly. 

What to avoid

Those who wear contact lenses should not wear it for the whole period of the treatment and healing period because it will only slow down the healing process.  Also, the medication can cloud or stain soft lenses, thereby damaging it.  Superficial cornea abrasions do not cause permanent blindness or loss of vision but it may blur your vision temporarily.   Once your eye heals, it may take a few weeks before your clear vision returns (if you had clear vision before the abrasion). During this time, it is advised that you refrain from rubbing your eyes.   This will slow down the healing process or even aggravate the abrasion.      


In some instances, a corneal abrasion can spontaneously recur long after it has healed, usually occurring when you wake up in the morning.  This happens when an area of the eye's epithelium failed to reconnect to the deeper layers of the cornea.  When this happens, it is best to go to the eye doctor so that a special instrument can be used to form better connections between the layers of the cornea.   The treatment will be similar to the one that was administered in the original abrasion.   You can also ask your doctor about lubricants or ointments that you can use to prevent recurrent abrasions.    

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10 Responses to Blurred Vision In The Morning

  1. Vik says:

    Blurred vision…Please help and advice….?
    Hi all.I am a 24 year old and have never really had any major issues with my eyes,i have a very small number i.e -0.75 and i dunt wear my specs as usual.I have been noticing since the past 5 days that come evening,i begin to have blurred vision,i go to play tennis in the evening at 7 pm under the lights,i feel blurred and slight headache.I do sit on the internet for more than 7 hours a day as i love playing bingo.The vision is fine in the day so if it had to do with sitting on the internet,i should have had blurred vision since morning,why only evening.I do not know what to do,please help.

    • welig says:

      Are you taking any antihistamines, antiallergy drugs or any other drugs now or did you take recently.
      If so that may be the reason of your problem.
      Night blindness is caused by Vit A deficiency that is highly unlikely.
      Being at the internet also can be ruled out.
      If you are using any drugs let me know the generic names.

      If there is nothing like that see whether rest will correct the problem within 48 hours.
      If not show an ophthalmologist.
      Do not do anything else.

  2. Eddie says:

    Blurred Eye Vision In the Morning?
    2 weeks ago i woke up and my left eye was blurry with glasses on. then it would go away in the afternoon. today, i woke up and both my eyes r blury. anything serious?

    also 2 days ago i couldnt see anything on the left side of my left eye. then i got a really big head ache.
    edit: 2 weeks ago i woke up and my left eye was blurry with glasses on. then it would go away in the afternoon. anything serious?

    also 2 days ago i couldnt see anything on the left side of my left eye. then i got a really big head ache.

  3. Linda P says:

    Blurred vision in the morning?
    Occasional mornings I will wake up and have blurred vision making it very difficult for me to function. It may last from several minutes to an hour. This only happens in the morning, never in the afternoon or evenings. Ive made an appointment but it isnt two weeks from now. I was wondering if anybody is aware of these symptoms and can inform me on some causes. thanks!

    • victoria05202000 says:

      I would get your eyes checked out. It could be blood pressure or diabetic related. Although, it sounds like dry eyes to me. I have this problem due to an autoimmune disease. You can try drops that are preservative free. Just put them in before you go to bed and frist thing in the morning and see if that helps.

  4. gheryando says:

    What could be the reason if after using a sleeping mask, my eye/s experience blurry vision in the morning?
    After using a sleeping mask, I woke up several times with slightly blurred vision either on one or on two eyes that lasted for a couple of hours. I thought it could be the pressure and bought one that is less tight but somehow today it happened again.

    • Michelle M says:

      Make sure that the tension from the elastic is sitting on your brow and not over the eyeball. It may just be a matter of the mask sitting a little higher on your face than it is now so that you don’t get any pressure on your eyeball.

  5. John S says:

    Temporary blurred vision in morning, better progression around 3 pm. What could this mean?
    For the past month or so, every morning until about 3 pm, my vision is blurred I cannot make out things. It is like looking underwater. I went to the optometrist, to get my glasses, with glasses I am 20/40. But everything gets better at about 3 o’clock. I went on the diabetic diet for about a week, with absolutely no results. If anyone has any idea what this is, or if you have had similar symptoms, please answer.

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