Any irregularities with your ocular structures’ shape or surface may interfere with the light bending and focusing processes in your eyes, resulting in refractive errors. They are classified into four major types that are usually identified through a comprehensive eye exam. Let your reliable eye doctor from Clear View Vision Care explain each one in detail and our recommended management.
Myopia or Nearsightedness
This is the most common refractive error, which develops when your eyeballs are unusually long or your cornea is curvier than the ideal. This may cause light rays to settle in front of your retina instead of on it, causing blurry eyesight whenever you’re looking at distant persons or objects. By contrast, your close-range vision remains in good condition. Wearing corrective lenses abd undergoing refractive surgery are some recommended management methods for this problem.
Hyperopia or Farsightedness
You may be farsighted when you see distant things clearly, but nearby objects seem blurry to you. This occurs when your eyeballs are shorter than the normal or your cornea is highly rigid, causing light rays to go beyond the retina. Apart from LASIK or eyeglasses, orthokeratology is also a good management for this refractive error. This involves wearing gas permeable lenses before going to sleep. They are uniquely designed to gently correct your corneal infirmities during the night. Upon waking up, you may remove them and experience better eyesight without having to use other optical devices.
Corneal or lenticular changes may cause disruptions in the light focusing cycle in your eyes. You may see both nearby and far things as wavy or distorted, causing difficulties accomplishing daily tasks. We may prescribe using toric-shaped lenses to compensate for your eyes’ structural imperfections, giving you better visual acuity.
Increasing age may cause degenerative changes in your body, including your eyes. Your lenses, for example, may lose their flexibility over time, making it difficult for you to see things clearly, especially those near you. Wearing multi-powered lenses can help you see better at varying distances.
For reliable eye care, turn to Clear View Vision Care. Apart from prescription eyewear, we also provide vision therapy and ocular disease management services. Call us at (520) 394-6111 or complete our form to schedule an appointment. We serve Tucson and nearby AZ areas.