Advanced Eye Care Associates


Nearsightedness (myopia)
The medical term for nearsightedness is Myopia. People with Myopia see close objects clearly, while distant objects appear blurry. The cornea is too steep relative to the distance to the back of the eye, and light rays are focused in front of the retina.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
With farsightedness (Hyperopia), an image is focused behind the retina rather than directly on the retina. Farsighted people can see distant objects clearly, while objects that are close appear blurry.

In Astigmatism, the cornea is shaped much like a football (instead of evenly rounded like a basketball) causing an image to seem partly in focus and partly out of focus.

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