Myopia (Nearsightedness) & Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

What are Myopia and Hyperopia?

Myopia, also known as near-sightedness and short-sightedness, is a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it, causing the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus, but in focus when looking at a close object. Myopia presents with blurry distance vision, but generally gives good near vision. In high myopia, even near vision is affected as objects must be extremely close to the eyes to see clearly, and people with myopia cannot read without their glasses prescribed for distance.

Hyperopia is farsightedness. It is a refractive error that is very common. Distant objects are seen more clearly than objects that are near. That said, hyperopia is experienced differently with different people. While some may not notice problems with their vision, (most especially while young), others with more significant hyperopia, experience vision that is blurry with objects at any distance, near or far.

What We Do

We can correct myopia or hyperopia through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses.

The Cutting-edge KAMRA Inlay!

Are you 40 years of age or older? If so, you are aware of presbyopia – the condition where your near vision gradually begins to disappear, and reading glasses or contacts become inevitable.

The KAMRA Inlay dramatically improves your near vision so that you do not need to wear reading glasses or contacts. It also maintains your distance vision. This means that you get both fantastic near vision and distance vision without the need for glasses or contacts.
What is the  KAMRA Inlay? It is a small lens (smaller and thinner than a contact lens) that is implanted in only one of your eyes. It sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. The Inlay is a mini-ring with an opening – or pinhole – in the center. This “pinhole” permits only focused light to enter your eye. Miraculously, this allows for your near vision to be restored. With one of your eyes now enabled with near vision, and the other maintaining its distance vision, your brain will not be able to tell the difference between which eye has the near vision and which has the distance vision. This means that you’ll enjoy both near and distance vision naturally, without the need for glasses or contacts!
For more information about how you can do away with your reading glasses, call us for a free consultation at 541.683.2020.