Difference Between Farsightedness & Nearsightedness

When people with eye glasses discuss their eye condition usually people refer to themselves as either far or near sighted.  Here are the differences between the two and how you can correct your vision!

What is farsightedness?

Farsightedness is the condition when your eyes focus on objects further away better than objects closer to your eyes. So nearby objects appear blurry.

Why Does This Happen?

This happens when light rays bend incorrectly in the eye. The eye is designed to focus images directly on the surface of the retina; when the cornea is incorrectly curved, light rays focus behind the surface of the retina, producing a blurry image.

How do I treat it?

The most common way to treat this problem is getting a pair of reading glasses or contact lenses. Farsightedness can also be treated with invasive or non-invasive medical procedures, including the laser surgeries. Q Optical Shop has a variety of lenses and frames and contact lenses to treat farsightedness.

What is nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness, is when nearby objects are clear and distant objects appear blurry. This is caused by the way light is bent when entering the eye and if it focuses on your retina the right way. The way the light bends like this could be because of excess corneal curvature or an oblong rather than a spherical shape to the eye.

If you are having trouble seeing the TV, driving, or a chalkboard for example these are the symptoms of nearsightedness. This could be hereditary but will get worse if not treated.

How do I treat nearsightedness?

Eyeglasses and contact lenses are used to correct nearsightedness. For nearsightedness you may need glasses for watching television or driving, or for all activities. Alternatively, you could get surgery to correct this.

Surgery does not have to be the way to go with fashion eye wear lenses, frames, and contact lenses at Q Optical in Boston MA. Located on busy Newbury Street! Find high end brands here!

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