Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is a visual condition where light is not focused on the back of the eye. Distant objects usually appear clear, but near objects may appear blurry. Some signs of farsightedness include eye strain, fatigue or headaches after close work, aching or burning eyes, or difficulty maintaining a clear focus of near objects.If you or your child have experienced these signs, a comprehensive eye exam by your Optician can test for farsightedness. Eyeglasses or contact lenses can correct farsightedness by altering the way light falls on the back of the eye.
Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a visual condition where light is not focused on the back of the eye. Distant objects appear blurry, but near objects appear clear. Nearsightedness is very common. There is some evidence that nearsightedness is caused by too much near work. Nearsightedness is usually first found in school age children, especially while children are growing. Signs of nearsightedness include trouble seeing the chalkboard in school or difficulty seeing distant objects like a TV.
If you or your child have experienced these signs, a comprehensive eye exam by your eye doctor can test for nearsightedness. Eyeglasses or contact lenses can correct nearsightedness by altering the way light falls on the back of the eye. You may only have to wear the optical correction for distant activities, such as watching movies.
YES! By dilating your pupils and looking inside the eyes, Our Optometrist will be able to detect early signs of various life and sight-threatening diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Together with other tests, we can also detect neurological disease and glaucoma, a potentially blinding disease if left untreated.
Early detection and prevention are crucial to the successful treatment of these diseases. It is recommended that young, healthy individuals have their eyes examined at least once every two years if they are not a contact lens wearer and annually if they are.