Refractive errors are the most common types of eye conditions that are treated with vision correction including glasses or contact lens.
Refractive errors mean that when light passes through the lens of your eye it is not bending correctly. This is because the shape of the eye blocks light from getting to the retina. The cause can be because the eyeball is longer or shorter, the lens is aging or there are alterations in the cornea. This can result in difficulty in focusing and seeing clearly.
Four refractive errors include myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
Individuals who have myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, can see objects close by; however, have trouble seeing distant objects with clarity. This condition is usually determined in childhood and can be inherited.
On the opposite side, people who have hyperopia or farsightedness, have trouble seeing objects that are close with clarity. The next of the refractive errors is astigmatism. This occurs in people with an odd curve to the cornea and can result in distorted vision. The last of the refractive errors is presbyopia. This condition can lead to trouble seeing at arm’s length or reading a book clearly.
Anytime your vision becomes fuzzy or blurry is the time to see your eye care specialist. It could be a sign of serious changes in your eye health. It is essential to have your eyes checked at least one a year. The eye doctor will use techniques to measure accurately the refractive errors. The first measurement is the objective refraction, which uses an auto-refractor or retinoscopy tool instrument. Once that measurement is complete, the next is the subjective refraction.
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