Jenks Eye Doctor: Refractive Errors

Refractive Errors

There are four different types of refractive errors, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia that cause blurry vision so you need glasses.

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a refractive error where light is focused in front of the retina, or the back layer of the eye. Patients with myopia have blurry vision in the distance, but are able to see up close fairly well with no prescription. Your Jenks eye doctor can help treat this.

Hyperopia (farsightedness) is a refractive error where light is focused behind the retina. Patients with hyperopia often have eye muscles that are able to focus through the prescription, but if they hyperopia is high enough these patients may complain of eye strain, eye fatigue and headache especially after completing near activities. As a Jenks eye doctor we can help.

Astigmatism will often cause blurred vision up close and far away. Astigmatism occurs due to the curvature of the front surface of the eye, the cornea. When patients have an astigmatism, their eye is shaped more like a football verses a perfect sphere like a baseball. Uncorrected astigmatism can result in eye fatigue, headache, and eye strain. To treat this find you Jenks eye doctor near me

Presbyopia is age related farsightedness that usually occurs around 40 years of age. This occurs due to the natural lens inside of your eye losing it’s flexibility and the ability to focus near objects. Presbyopia will occur in everyone somewhere between the age of 38 and 45 years old.

How to you treat refractive errors?

Treating the different types of refractive errors can be done by a prescription pair of glasses, contact lenses, or with certain prescriptions refractive laser surgery can treat refractive errors. Call and schedule with us today at 918-901-9431 to allow the eye care specialists at Insight Eyecare Jenks eye doctor help to correct your refractive error

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