Common Vision Issues
Having a wide age-range of patients, we encounter a fair sized variety of vision issues. This article is intended to inform our website visitors of the most common conditions we discover and help our patients to manage.
By far, the most common conditions we find are described by the blanket term "Refractive Errors". Below is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) set of boxes describing both cause and symptoms of refractive errors. These type of vision errors can occur at about any age.
Refractive errors are a type of vision problem that makes it hard to see clearly. They happen when the shape of your eye keeps light from focusing correctly on your retina (a light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of your eye).
Refractive errors are the most common type of vision problem. More than 150 million Americans have a refractive error — but many don’t know that they could be seeing better. That’s why eye exams are so important.
At a glance — Refractive Errors
- Types: Nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, presbyopia
- Most Common Symptom: Blurred vision
- Diagnosis: Eye exam
- Treatment: Normally, eyeglasses or contact lenses