Presbyopia (Aging Eye)

Presbyopia is a eye condition that results in a decreasing ability to focus on close-up objects. Presbyopia is much like hyperopia (farsightedness) as it is a refractive error. What is a “Refractive Error”? A refractive error results in impairment to vision despite the eye being otherwise healthy. This is because a refractive error is not […]

Flashes and Floaters

Flashes and floaters are common to many people. “Floaters” refers to tiny dark specks, dots, circles or lines that move across your field of vision. “Flashes” refers to the visual sensation of lights going on and off, or sparks flickering within your field of vision. Both flashes and floaters are usually harmless. Many will fade […]

Astigmatism

Like hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism is a refractive error. What is a “Refractive Error”? A refractive error does not refer to an eye disease or eye health problem. A refractive error is a problem with how light is focused within the eye. Astigmatism can be classified as regular or irregular. Regular astigmatism refers to […]

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Like hyperopia, myopia (nearsightedness) is a common refractive error. People who suffer from myopia have greater difficulty focusing on distant objects than those who don’t. In high myopia, even near vision is affected as objects must be extremely close to the eyes to see clearly. What is a “Refractive Error”? A refractive error occurs when […]

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a common refractive error. People who suffer from hyperopia may see distant objects well, but experience difficulty when focusing on close-up objects or their eyes may have to work extremely hard to focus any object. It is not uncommon for someone with hyperopia to hold objects at arm’s length when reading. […]