THE SCIENCE BEHIND BLURRED VISION
Refractive errors occur when the eye's shape prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. This can result in blurred vision. The most common types include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia. These errors are often a result of genetic factors, age, or environmental influences.
REFRACTIVE ERRORS TREATMENT
BRING THE WORLD INTO FOCUS
Refractive errors include conditions such as myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia (old-sightedness).
They need to be detected early in young children to prevent the development of amblyopia (lazy eye). Refractive errors can be managed by accurate spectacle prescription. Rapidly progressive myopia can be managed by medications such as atropine and contact lenses such as MiSight ®
MOST ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Can refractive errors worsen over time?
A: Yes, especially during growth spurts in childhood or due to age-related changes.
Q: Is surgery a safe option for correcting refractive errors?
A: Surgical procedures like LASIK have a high success rate, but it's essential to discuss potential risks and benefits with an ophthalmologist.
Q: How often should I get my eyes checked for refractive errors?
A: Regular eye exams are crucial, especially if you notice changes in your vision.
Q: Can refractive errors be prevented?
A: While genetic factors play a role, regular eye exams and protecting eyes from UV rays can help in early detection and management.