With normal vision, the light passes through your cornea and bends perfectly onto a focal point on the retina.
That results in a near perfect acuity at both distance and near, until the lens inside the eye ages to the point where presbyopia symptoms appear.
Nearsightedness | Myopia
Also known as nearsightedness, myopia is when distant objects appear blurry. The condition is inherited and usually discovered in childhood. As a person ages, myopia can progress, requiring a stronger prescription to correct vision.
We can treat nearsightedness with:
Learn more about nearsightedness.
Farsightedness | Hyperopia
Also known as farsightedness, hyperopia is when close objects appear blurry. Hyperopia is most common in children. It can improve as a person ages.
We can treat farsightedness with:
Learn more about farsightedness.
Presbyopia is the ageing of the lens in the eye, which can make reading more difficult. This usually occurs in people over the age of 40.
We can treat presbyopia with
- Reading glasses
- Monovision contact lenses
- Progressive lenses (bifocals or varifocals)
- Surgical correction (Inlays and lens implants)
- Laser Blended Vision
Learn more about presbyopia.