Nearsightedness and farsightedness are two vision concerns that are easily diagnosed and easily corrected. If you have symptoms of either, it is a very good idea to schedule an appointment with our Lutherville-Timonium eye doctor
. A comprehensive eye exam, which everyone should have regularly, will reveal your ability to see up close and from a distance. Should you need prescription lenses, our opticians can take care of that for you quickly and professionally.
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Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is caused when light, which should focus directly on your retina, instead focuses on the front of your retina. This makes it difficult to see things further away. A primary cause of nearsightedness is heredity. If either of your parents were nearsighted- or both- then it increases the chances that you will be also. Other causes that can be factors in nearsightedness include having cataracts or a degenerative disease of the cornea known as keratoconus. Our Lutherville-Timonium eye doctor
wants you to be aware of the common symptoms of nearsightedness. The most obvious, of course, is having difficulty seeing things in the distance including having blurry vision while trying to focus on them. Others include problems driving at night and headaches resulting from eye strain.
Farsightedness, which is also known as hyperopia, is the opposite of nearsightedness. In this instance, light focuses on the back of your retina instead of focusing on it directly. The result is problems seeing things that are close up. It can also be caused by heredity, but another possibly factor is retinopathy, an eye disease that is brought about as complication of type one or type two diabetes. Although rarer, eye tumors can lead to farsightedness as well. Among the symptoms associated with farsightedness are difficulty seeing things that are nearby including blurry vision when trying to focus on them. If you notice any of these signs, schedule an appointment for an eye exam with our Lutherville-Timonium eye doctor
Both nearsightedness and farsightedness are correctable with prescription lenses. There is no reason to live with the difficulty of seeing up close or in the distance when a pair of eyeglasses or a set of contact lenses prescribed by our Lutherville-Timonium eye doctor
can have you seeing sharply once again.
By Eye to Eye
September 17, 2013