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Hyperopia

Commonly referred to as farsightedness, a patient with hyperopia will find it easy to see things far away, but experience difficulty with close-up vision. Hyperopia is caused by a refractive error in the eye. In the eye, two parts are responsible for focusing: the cornea and the lens. These two…

Published: 2017-01-18Read Article
Myopia

Also known as nearsightedness, myopia is a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry. Myopia is a progressive visual disorder that may worsen over time. In addition to causing weakened vision, myopia may alter the physical structure of the eye. By doing so, the patient has an increased…

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common type of refractive error in which light is not focused evenly onto the retina. Refraction refers to the bending of light as it passes through objects. In the eye, light rays are refracted through the cornea and lens, then focused on the retina. From the retina,…

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of your eyes ability to focus nearby objects. Presbyopia is naturally occurring and usually begins around the age of 40. Even those who have never had an eye problem before will be affected by presbyopia. Patients who have been diagnosed with nearsightedness will notice their…

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Flashes and Floaters

Floaters The term floaters refers to small spots that appear within your field of vision. Floaters are much like the small specks, circles, and lines experienced when looking at something bright, such as the sun. Although annoying, floaters should not interfere with your vision. In most cases the appearance of…

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