Common Vision Concerns
Center For Sight has built a team of ophthalmology experts who are ready and eager to meet your vision needs. With our collection of leaders representing all of the disciplines of eye care, we believe your choice of eye specialists should be obvious. Our expertise often draws in patients for eye surgeries like LASIK and cataracts, but that expertise is also what makes us a great option for routine eye examinations.
Our focus on comprehensive eye health means we watch for anything and everything that might affect your eyes. From basic eye exams to dry eye check ups, we strive to safeguard every aspect of your eye health. At Center For Sight, our eye exams are more than simple vision tests. Before we check your vision, we run a number of diagnostic tests. We offer all of our patients tests for glaucoma, dry eye, cataracts and vision. Below are just a few of the things we look for when testing a patient’s vision.
People with nearsightedness have trouble seeing well at a distance. Myopia is caused by irregular anatomy of the eye. People with nearsightedness may have longer than average eyes or a steep cornea. This results in light being focused in front of the retina instead of onto it. Myopia is a common eye condition that can be resolved in a number of ways. Glasses and contacts have long been the go-to treatment for myopia, but LASIK is constantly growing in popularity and will allow you to live without the need for other corrective treatments. When you have an eye examination at Center For Sight, we will work with you to find your best vision solution.
Farsighted people have challenges reading and seeing detail up close. Hyperopia is also caused by irregular anatomy of the eye. A shorter than normal eye or a flatter cornea are the two main causes of hyperopia. Eyes with hyperopia focus light so far behind the retina that the lenses cannot compensate. There are a number of options for people with hyperopia. Corrective lenses and LASIK are both effective treatments for those with hyperopic eyesight. Our team of board-certified ophthalmologists are happy to help you determine what treatment options will work best for you.
Another common condition caused by the shape of the eye is astigmatism. Astigmatisms are caused by a cornea or lens that isn’t perfectly round. This causes light to be focused on more than one spot in the eye. Astigmatisms can range for mild to severe, but most commonly, they are little cause for concern. Your Center For Sight ophthalmologist will test for astigmatism during your eye examination and will include correction for astigmatism in any treatment option you decide on. Eyewear, laser vision correction like LASIK and lens implants can all help to resolve vision issues associated with astigmatism.
As we age, the lenses in our eyes will gradually lose some of their flexibility. This, combined with the weakening of muscles that shape the lenses, results in the condition known as presbyopia. Also referred to as “over 40 vision”, presbyopia happens to almost everyone as they age.
Center For Sight offers all of the leading treatment options for presbyopia. This includes glasses, contacts, laser vision correction and corrective implants. We will work with you to find the best solution for your lifestyle. Whether you love how you look with glasses or couldn’t imagine your life carrying around readers, we will find a solution for you.
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