Myopia, Nearsighted, Farsighted, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, etc. What Does It All Mean?

Without a doubt these are the questions that eye doctors are most frequently asked. It can be confusing when there are common terms for medical conditions. I hope this clears up some confusion. Our first posts will be about the different refractive conditions.what is myopia

Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition where a person’s uncorrected vision is only clear up close. Instead of the light focusing on the retina, it focuses in front of the retina. A myopic person can read a magazine, however their distance vision is blurry and requires glasses or contact lenses to make it clear.

Myopia is treated with glasses, contact lenses, LASIK, PRK or orthokeratology.