Nearsighted individuals have problems seeing far into the distance and usually wear glasses or contact lenses. The nearsighted eye is usually longer than a normal eye, and its cornea may also be steeper. Therefore, when light passes through the cornea and lens, it is focused in front of the retina and causes distant images to appear blurred. NeoVision offers several refractive surgery solutions to correct nearly all levels of nearsightedness.
Farsighted individuals typically develop problems reading up close. The farsighted eye is usually slightly shorter than a normal eye and may have a flatter cornea. Thus, the light of distant objects focuses behind the retina unless the natural lens can fully compensate. Close up objects require even greater focusing power to be seen clearly and therefore, blur more easily. LASIK surgery, Refractive Lens Exchange and contact lenses are a few of the options available to correct farsightedness.
Astigmatism is caused by asymmetric steepening of the cornea or natural lens which causes light to be focused unevenly. To individuals with uncorrected astigmatism, objects may look blurry or shadowed. Astigmatism is a common condition that can accompany many forms of refractive error. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, corneal relaxing incisions, laser vision correction or special implant lenses.
Presbyopia is a condition that typically arises in middle-aged adults. In children and young adults, the lens inside the eye can easily focus on distant and near objects. With age, the lens loses its ability to focus. Although presbyopia is not completely understood, it is thought that the lens and its supporting structures lose the ability to make the lens longer during close vision effort. Presbyopia can be dealt with in a number of ways. At NeoVision, we offer monovision and multifocal contact lenses, monovision laser vision correction, and new presbyopia correcting implant lenses.