Refractive Errors

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Refractive Errors

In eyes with normal vision, light focus on the light sensitive retina. Once the retina senses light, it converts the light into image that you see. in refractive errors, the eyes are unable to focus on the retina. This results blurred vision

Symptoms

  • Blurred vision

  • Double vision

  • Headache

  • Eye Strain

Type of refractive errors

  • Short-Sight (Myopia)

    In Short sightedness, the light rays from an object form the image in front of the retina. Distant object are blurry, but object at near remains clear

  • Long-Sight (Hyperopia)

    Hyperopia is when light focuses behind the retina because the eye is too smart. Distant object look clear, while near objects are blurry

  • Astigmatism

    Astigmatism occurs when the curve of the cornea is irregular. This makes vision blurry at any distance

Treatment

  • Eye glasses

  • Refractive Surgery

  • Contact lens

Presbyopia

It is condition associated with the aging of the eye that results in progressively worsening ability to focus clearly on the close objects

Symptoms

  • Difficulty to reading small print

  • Having to hold reading material far away

  • Headache

  • Eye Strain

Treatment

  • Eye Glass

  • Contact Lens