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.
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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.