DEAR Dr. Fritz,

Good day to you. I am Ryan. I hope this finds you well. Lately, I find that my vision is getting blurry. I am only in my late 20’s. I am not really that old. In fact, I see more people who are on their 40’s and yet their vision is much better than I mine. I usually get this when I am reading books with small fonts. However, after some time, I can read them again, without any difficulties. But, then, again, most of the time, I really do have some vision problems. This is the reason why I postponed myself from getting an appointment with an optometrist.

Doc, what do you think is the reason why someone gets blurry vision? I hope I can find my way out.

Thanks and have a nice day!

Ryan 3545


Dear Ryan 3545,

It doesn’t mean that you are young you are immune from getting vision problems. So, I don’t see that it’s impossible for someone as young as you to have blurry vision. Age is not an excuse for vision problems. In fact, there are people who have vision problems as early as five or six years old.

There are a lot of reasons why people get issues on blurry vision. Let me count the ways.

1. You probably need glasses

Even if you do claim that your vision gets back after some time, it is still good to see your optometrist or ophthalmologist to check your vision. I hope you won’t delay it this time.

Moreover, when your eyeball is shaped more of an egg than round, or your cornea or your lens is not curved, light cannot focus on the right spot. This situation can lead you to see only at certain distances - such that there are those who are nearsighted and farsighted, and those who have distorted vision, raising astigmatism. Of course, these “refractive errors” can be readily solved with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or minor surgery. So, again, get an appointment now. If you keep on delaying, you might just be prolonging your agony, when the solution is just beside you.

But, since we run out of space this time for me to start with the food combo list, let me continue this in my next column. Until then!

Dr. Fritz

(Dr. Fritz Legarde Espedilla is an aesthetic dermatologist and surgeon and a clinical sexologist. She is also trained in hypnotherapy and Medical Acupuncture. She has been in the broadcast media for more than a decade and has written a book based on her 15 year stint with her radio program, “Healthy is Sexy Secrets ni Dr. Fritz.” She is also a faculty in a College of Pharmacy. For your questions, you may e-mail them to If you don’t wish your letter to be published, we regret that we cannot answer them. Thank you for your understanding.)