Most Common Vision Problems in the U.S

Did you know that almost two-thirds of adults in the U.S. rely on prescription eyewear on a daily basis? That is an alarming percentage of people who suffer from the 4 most common vision problems.

  • Farsightedness
    • This vision problem is when objects far away can be seen clearly while those close up are blurry. This type of vision problem only affects 5-10% of the population, making it less common than nearsightedness.
  • Nearsightedness
    • Affecting almost 30% of adults in the U.S., nearsightedness is a very common eye issue that people have. People who suffer from nearsightedness can typically read the book that is in front of their face, but have difficulty focusing on objects far away.
  • Astigmatism
    • Blurriness caused by astigmatism is because the cornea in your eye isn’t curved quite right. Not only does this cause blurriness, but because of the slight curve, it can cause images to become distorted as well. To help your vision with this, doctors will typically prescribe Toric lenses that help bend the light when refracting from your glasses.
  • Presbyopia
    • Similar to farsightedness, Presbyopia is caused by age (mid 40’s), making it hard for you to focus on items up close. In order to correct this vision problem, your doctor will prescribe you bifocals or multifocal contact lenses.

If you think you might suffer from one of the following common vision issues, schedule an eye exam today. Knowing the type of vision problem is key to coming up with the right treatment plan. Visit Dr. Q at Q Optical located at 287 Newbury Street in Boston today for your on-sight eye exam. If you would like more information on our extensive list of fashionable eyewear, eye exams or general questions regarding your vision problems, call Dr. Q at 617-424-9292!

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