Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a condition in which your eye is too short or your cornea is not curved enough, resulting in too little focusing power. With hyperopia, close objects appear blurry, while objects in the distance are clearer.
What is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism means the cornea (the front surface of the eye) has two curves to it, and is shaped more like a football than a basketball. Most patients with myopia or hyperopia have some degree of astigmatism or an oval shape to their cornea. Astigmatism can be corrected with SMILE, LASIK or PRK. For some patients it is best corrected with a toric Intraocular Collamer Lens (ICL) or it can be corrected with Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) by using a toric intraocular lens that corrects the astigmatism, or with a limbal relaxing incision, a surgical technique performed during intraocular lens surgery.
What is Refractive Surgery?
Refractive surgery is surgery designed to correct a person’s refractive error. Myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism and even presbyopia, (loss of reading vision) are all considered refractive errors that are correctable with refractive surgery. To determine which refractive surgery you are a candidate for, a comprehensive assessment by a Herzig Eye Institute eye doctor is conducted utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia is an eye condition that occurs as the natural part of aging. It involves the gradual loss of the eye’s ability to actively focus on close objects, such as smart phones, computers, books and menus. People who are nearsighted may find that they have to take their glasses off and use their nearsightedness to read. The condition differs from astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness, which are related to curvature of the cornea or the length of the eyeball.
What is Myopia?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a condition in which your eye is too long and/or your cornea is excessively curved, resulting in too much focusing power. With myopia, you can see objects clearly up close, but objects in the distance appear blurry. Myopia is ideally suited for laser vision correction surgery.