Near and farsighted
Two of the most common vision issues faced by people around the world today are myopia and hyperopia or nearsightedness or farsightedness. Though both of these conditions impair your vision that is where the similarities end.
Myopia or nearsightedness is when a person can see objects close to them but objects far away are blurred. Generally what is occurring when a person suffers from myopia is that the light rays focus in front of the retina causing the objects in the distance to blur. Common causes are an elongated eyeball or too much curve in the cornea. Studies have shown that two factors which may have an impact on the chances a person will suffer from myopia are heredity and eye strain. In addition, certain diseases can also further impact vision including diabetes.
Hyperopia or farsightedness is when a person is able to see objects which are far away while objects close to them are blurred. Generally, when a person is suffering from hyperopia, it means that light rays are being focused to far behind the retina instead of in front as you would find in myopia. Causes of hyperopia include an eyeball which is too short or the cornea does not have enough curve to allow the eye to focus properly.
Both myopia and hyperopia can be treated with glasses or contacts as well as certain medical procedures. Your eye doctors in Grayling MI may offer you the opportunity to solve these issues and reduce your reliance on glasses with a procedure known as a refractive lensectomy. One of many procedures which may help improve your vision, it is important that you first find out if the procedure is right for you. Discuss your options with your eye doctors before making your decision.
Alpine Eye Care are eye doctors in Grayling MI. Meeting the needs of the community in terms of eye care, Alpine Eye Care offers a wide array of services for your vision. From general eye care for the young as well as seniors, to procedures to treat a variety of conditions from LRIs and ALT to NearVision CK. Alpine Eye Care are eye doctors in Grayling MI that have the experience and the skills to treat all your vision needs. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact us at 1.877.SEE.2020 or schedule on appointment here. Your eyes are a gift, let us help you take care of them.