I have noticed a change in my vision lately and am trying to determine what is going on and what to do about it, as I have little understanding of eye problems. I am 31 years old and a software engineer so vision is extremely important for my career.
Most of my life I have had 20/20 vision but lately I have noticed a slight decrease in sharpness of everything but near objects. I don't know if it has been a slow process or a more recent development as I did not really notice until the past few weeks when I have been spending more time outdoors.
Basically the closer I am to an object the more clearly I can see it, but my eyes seem to tire more easily when focusing on near objects. However I can still see objects at a distance pretty clearly, such as trees, just not as much detail as before. I can read standard print sizes up to about 2-3 feet away but beyond that it becomes too blurry to read comfortably. The blurriness
is slightly worse with digital displays or computers as opposed to printed text.
I also have noticed my vision will fluctuate throughout the day, and sometimes will seem slightly better on certain days, not by a lot but noticeable. Overall there seems to have been a decline in my visual sharpness though, more obviously with small or distant objects, that improves the closer they are.
What do you think is going on with my vision? Does this sound like a temporary thing such as eye strain from excessive computer work, lack of sleep, or other? Or is this more serious such as vision loss due to aging or disease?
Were I to get glasses
or contacts would they likely correct my vision to 20/20 and I would see perfectly at any distance like I used to?
Would glasses/contacts that correct far vision also improve near vision, since my near vision is already good enough?