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  • Differences Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Jul-2013

    Refractive errors are the most common cause of poor vision and a need for vision correction. Nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism are all types of refractive errors. Astigmatism is an uneven curvature of the cornea and lens of the eye, which results in poor vision. Nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) are also related to the shape of the eye. How nearsightedness and ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery for Farsightedness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-Nov-2012

    LASIK eye surgery (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is the preferred and most common laser eye surgery procedure to correct farsightedness (hyperopia). Farsightedness is a common refractive error that causes light to incorrectly bounce off the retina, skewing vision. Farsightedness occurs when the eye is too short. The focal point of the eye is beyond the retina, and in an eye that is farsighted, ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery for Nearsightedness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Sep-2012

    Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common cause of blurred vision, making it difficult to see objects in the distance clearly. It is considered a refractive error, and is most often caused from a variation of normal eye shape, not from a disease, though it may be caused by another disease or condition. Most nearsighted individuals have an abnormally shaped eyeball. The naturally shaped eye is rounded, ...
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  • Common Eye Conditions and How They Affect Your Sight

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Jul-2012

    Blurred vision or loss of vision can be caused by any of a number of common eye conditions. Many people wrongly assume blurred vision is a result of age (and it can be), and avoid getting their eyes checked or seeking treatment. Many common eye conditions leading to poor vision, such as cataracts, can be treated and vision can be restored when the condition is diagnosed early. If you experience ...
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  • Refractive Error and Treatment Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-May-2012

    If you wear glasses or contact lenses to correct blurry vision, more than likely, that blurry vision is due to a refractive error. Our vision is dependant on how light that enters our eyes is refracted, or bent. Light must be refracted properly to allow us to focus, and not have blurred vision. When light isn’t refracted correctly, it causes blurred vision. The most common reason people need ...
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