The most common vision or refractive errors treated at Laser Eye Center™ include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the most widespread refractive error of the eye. If you are nearsighted, you naturally will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but you will be able to see well for close-up tasks such as reading and computer use.Other signs and symptoms of myopia include squinting, eye strain and headaches. Feeling fatigued when driving or playing sports also can be a symptom of uncorrected nearsightedness.
Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a common type of refractive error in which distant objects may be seen clearly, while having issues seeing objects that are near. Affecting about 10 percent of Americans, hyperopia develops in eyes that focus images behind the retina instead of on the retina, which can result in blurred vision. This occurs when the eyeball is too short, which in turn inhibits incoming light from focusing directly on the retina. It may also be caused by an irregular shape of the cornea or lens.
Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your eye’s cornea or lens. To have good vision, the cornea and lens are smooth and evenly curved in all directions. This enables light rays to focus sharply onto the retina at the back of your eye. If your cornea or lens is not smooth and evenly curved, light rays are not refracted or bent properly causing a ‘refractive error’ that presents as blurry or distorted vision. You can have astigmatism along with Myopia and or hyperopia.
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