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Correction for Hyperopia

Farsightedness or hyperopia can be corrected by glasses or contact lenses. When selecting glasses for farsightedness it is important to think about selecting a high-index material, an aspheric lens, and an anti-reflective coating. High-index lenses are able to bend...

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia?

The two most common types of vision correction are nearsightedness and farsightedness. These are referred to as refractive error, or irregularities in the eye’s anatomy that affect its ability to focus light on the retina. Both refractive errors share common symptoms...

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What is Hyperopia?

Hyperopia affects about a fourth of the population. A person with hyperopia can typically see distant objects very well, but have trouble seeing objects up close. Hyperopia is also referred to as farsightedness. Farsightedness is caused by light rays focusing behind...

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Myopia Control

Myopia is no doubt a significant public health issue and continue to be on the rise, especially in various parts of the world, such as East Asia. While myopia is most frequently associated with blurred distance vision, it is associated with more significant ocular...

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High and Progressive Myopia Part 2

The main cause for myopia is a person’s eye grows too long. This causes the light entering your eye to focus in front to the retina instead of directly on it. A patient with high myopia has nearsightedness measured at -6.00 diopters or higher, which would give the...

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High and Progressive Myopia Part 1

Currently 30 to 40 percent of adults in Europe and the United States and over 80 percent in certain regions of East Asia are nearsightedness. It is estimated that by the end of the year 2050, roughly half of the world’s population will be nearsighted. People who...

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Myopia?

Myopia is a condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred while near objects remains clear. This condition is most commonly known as near-sightedness. Near-sightedness is the most common type of refractive error in children and you adults. There are a few...

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Are online eye tests any good?

Are online eye tests any good?

Have you considered getting online eye tests? The idea of being able to get an eyeglass prescription and buy glasses without a trip to the eye doctor may sound appealing. Before ditching the traditional eye exams, there are a few things you need to know! Online Eye...

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Risks of Glaucoma

People over the age of 60, diabetic, patients of African American descent, thin corneas, and/or patients with a family history are at a higher risk of glaucoma than others. Currently, there is no way to prevent glaucoma through supplements or to reverse vision loss...

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Ocular Hypertension

Ocular hypertension is when the pressure in your eyes, your intraocular pressure (IOP), is higher than normal. An IOP reading of 21 mmHg, millimeters of mercury, or higher generally signifies ocular hypertension. Let’s take a quick look at the anatomy of the eye...

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