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Eye Conditions

There are several ways that the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina, each leading to different vision issues including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. When a patient suffers from these eye conditions corrective measures include contacts and eyeglasses or even better – LASIK eye surgery!

Chart Showing How Astigmatism, Myopia, Presbyopia and Hyperopia Affect an Eye

Myopia is a common refractive error, also known as nearsightedness. This means patients see best when things are close up, but have trouble seeing things that are farther away. Myopia occurs when light entering the eye comes into focus in front of the retina instead of precisely on the retina.

Myopia Causes

  • A cornea that is too steeply curved
  • An Eye that is longer than normal
  • or by a combination of both problems.

Treatment for Myopia:

Glasses and contact lenses provide temporary myopia correction. LASIK can provide long-term correction.

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Hyperopia is a common refractive error, also known as farsightedness. This means patients can see best when things are very far away, but have trouble seeing things that are closer. Hyperopia occurs when light entering the eye comes into focus behind the retina instead of precisely on the retina.

Hyperopia Causes:

  • A cornea that is too flat
  • And Eye that is shorter than normal
  • or by a combination of both problems.

Treatment for Hyperopia

Glasses and contact lenses provide temporary hyperopia correction. LASIK can provide long-term correction.

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Astigmatism is a common refractive error. Patients with astigmatism experience blurred or distorted vision at all distances. Astigmatism occurs when light entering the eye comes into focus at multiple points, either in front of or behind the retina, instead of precisely on the retina.

Astigmatism Causes

  • A cornea that is irregularly shaped, and differs from the rounded shape of a normal cornea.
  • An asymmetrical egg shaped lens inside the eye.

Treatment for Astigmatism

Treatment for astigmatism depends on the severity of the condition. Glasses and contact lenses provide temporary correction but LASIK or PRK can offer a more long-term solution.

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Presbyopia is a common refractive error as you age. When we are young, the eye’s lens is extremely flexible, and allows us to easily focus on close objects. Over time, the lens gradually loses its flexibility, which makes it difficult to focus on close objects. The condition usually begins at the age for 40 and is generally the time individuals need reading glasses. Those who find reading glasses inconvenient end up in our offices asking about LASIK!

Presbyopia Causes:

  • Age: Everyone’s lenses become less flexible as part of the aging process, even those who have never had prior vision problems.

Treatment for Presbyopia

Monovision LASIK is a treatment method that helps patients to overcome presbyopia. In monovision LASIK, one eye is corrected for near vision while the other is corrected for far vision. As a result, one can enjoy clear vision at near and far distances without the need for reading glasses.

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If you are suffering from any of these refractive errors and are looking to get rid of your contacts or eyeglasses, schedule a consultation with our LASIK team to see if the procedure is right for you!

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Rancho Cucamonga

Inland Eye LASIK
9481 Haven Ave., Suite 200
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Phone: (909) 937-9230
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