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Common Vision Problems

Last updated 6 years ago

Your eyes allow you to see the world as it is and help you complete daily tasks. If you have vision problems, you may need eyeglasses or contacts to help you see clearly. Eyeglasses and contacts can help with a number of common vision problems, including:

  • Myopia

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, causes difficulty with seeing objects that are far away clearly. If you have this condition, you can see things that are close to you with no trouble, but you'll need eyeglasses or contacts to see objects in the distance.

  • Hyperopia

The opposite of myopia is hyperopia, or farsightedness. Another common refractive problem, hyperopia causes objects that are close to you to seem blurry or fuzzy. Symptoms of farsightedness include squinting to read books or to focus on things that are near your eyes.

  • Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a condition also affects the way a person can see at close range. Presbyopia is common in older people and is diagnosed by the inability to see small print. Reading glasses are the common solution to the problem, though you should see your eye doctor to be sure you have presbyopia and not another vision problem before you purchase nonprescription eyeglasses.

  • Cataracts

When you have cataracts, the lens of your eye becomes cloudy. This cloudiness progresses and can hinder and eventually obscure your vision. Many cataracts are small, but others can grow large and thick, making clear vision nearly impossible. Cataracts cannot be treated with eyeglasses or contacts; you'll need surgery to remove them instead.

A visit to the eye doctor is the best way to diagnose your vision problem so that you can get the proper treatment, including eyeglasses or contacts. At Wize Eyes in Long Island, we can perform your eye exam and help you find the best glasses for your needs. For an appointment, or to learn more about our selection of eyeglasses, call us at (888) 485-0076 today.


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