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Nearsighted individuals typically have problems seeing well at a distance and are forced to wear glasses or contact lenses. The nearsighted eye is usually longer than a normal eye and the cornea may also be steeper. As a result, when light passes through the cornea and the lens it is focused in front of the retina, making distant images appear blurred. We provide several refractive surgery solutions to correct all levels of nearsightedness.
Farsighted individuals can have difficulty focusing on objects at near, and in some cases may have difficulty focusing on objects at any distance. Those that are farsighted have an eye that is typically shorter than the normal eye. As a results, when light passes through the eye, it is focused at a point behind the retina.
Presbyopia is a condition where, with age, the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on things that are near. This is proposed to occur because the muscles that bend and straighten the lens, allowing it to focus at different distances, no longer works as well, making it more difficult to see things up close. This is part of the natural aging process, and is usually first noticed between the ages of 40 and 50. Our doctors can prescribe glasses to alleviate symptoms of presbyopia. We also provide refractive surgery options to correct this. For more information, please contact our practice.