Common Vision Problems

At Kelly Eye Center our doctors will provide you with a thorough eye exam in order to better understand your eye health, detect any problems and recommend a personalized treatment plan. With cutting-edge technology and measurement tools, along with years of expertise, we can determine whether you are suffering from common vision problems that can affect your quality of life. Here are some of the most common vision problems that we can help alleviate: 

Astigmatism

If you have been experiencing blurry vision, astigmatism may be the cause. This problem can be corneal or lenticular. The cornea is the clear cover of the eye and it can become irregularly shaped. A healthy cornea should be shaped like a globe, but they can take on a pointed football shape. This irregularity makes it difficult for the eye to focus images on the retina. A change in the shape of the lens can have the same effect. In both cases, vision becomes blurry and you may need to wear glasses or contact lenses. Astigmatism can be addressed at the time of cataract surgery.

Hyperopia

This is another common vision problem that is more commonly known as farsightedness. Basically, patients with hyperopia can see objects that are located at a distance, but have trouble seeing things that are up close. Those with hyperopia have shorter eyeballs, which causes the rays of light to focus behind the retina as opposed to directly on the retina. Again, this condition can be treated with glasses or contacts.

Myopia

Myopia is known as nearsightedness and is the most common vision problem. Those with myopia don’t have trouble reading or seeing objects at a closer distance, but they will struggle to clearly see objects that are far away. Eyeballs that are too long or a cornea or cornea that is too steep can cause this problem. Fortunately, it is easily treated with prescription glasses or contact lenses.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is when you begin to lose the ability to see things up close clearly. This is due to the loss of elasticity of the natural lens of the eye. Presbyopia typically begins after the age of 40 and can be improved with glasses or contact lenses.

If you are experiencing vision problems or you want to protect your eye health, make an appointment with Kelly Eye Center today.