What are some of the most common vision problems?
There are many different types of vision problems that can affect your eyesight. In this list, Dr. Lovero focuses on the four most common causes of impaired vision. These, along with many other vision impairments, are treated with care and precision by the team at Montrose Eye Care in Houston.
What is astigmatism?
Astigmatism is an uneven or irregular curvature of the cornea or lens, which results in blurred or distorted vision. Other symptoms of astigmatism include the need to squint, eye strain from squinting, headaches, and eye fatigue.
In reality, most people have some degree of astigmatism that’s usually present at birth and is believed to be hereditary. In minor cases, treatment might be unnecessary, but it’s still beneficial. Moderate to severe astigmatism can be treated with corrective eyewear or LASIK surgery at Montrose Eye Care.
What is hyperopia (farsightedness)?
Farsightedness, medically known as hyperopia, refers to vision that’s good at a distance but not at close range. Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is shorter than average, as measured from front to back, or when the cornea has too little curvature. That reduces the distance between the cornea and retina, causing light to converge behind the retina rather than on it.
If you’re mildly farsighted, you may not need corrective treatment. However, if you’re moderately or severely hyperopic, you have several treatment options available, including eyeglasses, contacts, LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Lovero can help determine the best treatment option for you.
What is myopia (nearsightedness)?
Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, refers to vision that is good at close range but not at a distance. It occurs because the eyeball is too long as measured from front to back.
Routine eye exams facilitate nearsightedness diagnoses. Possible treatments include eyeglasses, contacts, acrylic corneal implants, LASIK, radial keratotomy (RK), and photorefractive keratotomy (PRK).
What is presbyopia (aging eye)?
Aging eyes, medically known as presbyopia, is a condition in which the lens of the eye gradually loses its flexibility, making it harder to focus clearly on close objects such as printed words. Distance vision, on the other hand, is usually not affected.
Unfortunately, presbyopia is an inevitable, unpreventable part of aging. However, it is treatable with several types of corrective lenses, including progressives, bifocals and trifocals, single-vision reading glasses, multifocal contact lenses, and monovision therapy.
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