Other Eye Conditions

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

When the eyeball is too long, light rays focus in front of, rather than on, the retina. Under these circumstances, near objects are perceived clearly, but distant objects are not.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

When the eyeball is too short, light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina. Distant objects are seen clearly but near objects are not.


When the cornea has an irregular shape, it is called corneal astigmatism. When the shape of the lens is distorted, you have lenticular astigmatism. Both irregularities cause refractive errors, meaning that light is focused incorrectly onto more than one spot on the back of the eye. The result is blurred or distorted vision of both near and far objects.

Do you have astigmatism?

Read about an the “toric” replacement lens option designed to correct astigmatism.

Astigmatism: Overview


Over time, the eye’s lens gradually loses its elasticity and its ability to change shape to see close objects. Bifocals or reading glasses are the traditional prescription for remedying this presbyopic loss of accommodation, but recent technology makes it possible to exchange the inflexible lens for one designed to compensate for changes in the eye and improve functional vision at all distances.

Do you have presbyopia and cataracts?

Read about premium lifestyle replacement lens implants that may greatly improve both problems at the same time.

Presbyopia: Overview

Questions about other eye conditions?

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