Refraction

WHAT IS A REFRACTIVE ERROR?

A refractive error means that your eyesight is blurry because it does not bend light the way it should.

There are a few types of refractive errors. They include:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness): You can clearly see things that are close by, but far away objects are blurry.
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness): You can clearly see things that are far away, but things that are close are blurry. In severe cases, things are blurry at any distance.
  • Astigmatism (irregular cornea): The surface of your eye curves asymmetrically, causing distortion and blurriness at all distances.
  • Presbyopia (near vision loss because of age): You’ve experienced some loss of vision because of aging which causes less flexibility in your natural lenses.

If you have a refractive error, it usually just means you need correction of some sort to accommodate during your daily life. However, severe cases of refractive errors like myopia can come with a risk of retinal detachment. In any case, it’s important to seek out treatment sooner rather than later.

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