Hi. It’s Jenny at AnxietyBoss.com. Our question today is from Robert in Denver, Colorado. Can Xanax cause blurred vision?
Blurred vision is a known side effect of the usage of Xanax (alprazolam). Although blurred vision is not as common as other side effects such as drowsiness or clumsiness, it’s still an effect that many patients experience. This is not usually a blinding experience, but it may cause some difficulty in seeing. As a result, reading and doing other activities that involve intense concentration may come across as much more difficult.
Sometimes patients may experience blurry vision in just one eye; other times, they may experience blurry vision in both eyes. If this has affected you in such a severe way that it’s interfering with your day-to-day activities, you may want to speak to your doctor about other medications that won’t cause this.
It’s also important to make sure that your blurry vision is not being caused by something more serious such as myopia, presbyopia, cataracts or another eye disease.