Commonly referred to as nearsightedness. Myopia is a visual condition in which the eye can see better at near than at distance, making distant objects blurry and out of focus. Myopia affects approximately 30% of the population. Some common symptoms that nearsighted people experience include eyestrain, squinting, and headaches. Eye glasses or contact lenses are prescribed to correct myopia so that vision is clear both at distance and near.
Commonly referred to as farsightedness. Hyperopia is a visual condition in which the eye can see better at a distance than at near. Some common symptoms that farsighted people experience include blurry vision after extended time working on a computer or reading, and headaches or eyestrain triggered by extended near work. Eyeglasses or contact lenses are prescribed to correct hyperopia to ensure clear vision both at distance and near focal points.
A visual condition that causes blurry vision due to the shape of the eye, where the eye is more cylindrical rather than spherical. Astigmatism is quite common and symptoms usually include eyestrain, halos, light streaking and headaches. Eyeglasses or contact lenses are prescribed to correct astigmatism.
Blurry vision when focusing on near objects caused by the loss of the eye’s ability to accommodate. Presbyopia is caused by a natural aging process that usually begins around the age of forty. Eyeglasses or contact lenses are prescribed for patients with presbyopia.