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Presbyopia

Presbyopia is much like hyperopia in the sense that it results in the inability to focus up close objects. However, presbyopia is a naturally occurring vision disorder with age. As such, it is often referred to as the aging eye condition. It is possible to have presbyopia and another type of refractive error at the […]

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Hyperopia

The medical term hyperopia refers to a vision condition knowns as farsightedness. Like the name suggests, the condition causes difficulty when focusing on close-up objects. Hyperopia is caused by a refractive error. The most common types of refractive errors are myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia, and astigmatism. What is a Refractive Error An improperly shaped eye that […]

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Myopia

Myopia is a vision condition that causes nearby objects to be seen clearly whilst faraway objects are blurry. Myopia can either be mild, moderate, or severe. Nearsightedness, as myopia is commonly referred to as, is caused by a refractive error. Causes of Myopia In a myopic eye, incoming light rays are focused in front of […]

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Astigmatism

Much like hyperopia and myopia, astigmatism is a refractive error. This means it is not an eye disease or an eye health problem. A refractive error is a problem relating to how the eye focuses light An eye with astigmatism fails to focus light on the retina to produce clear vision. With astigmatism, incoming light focuses […]

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