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1201 Fischer Hallman Rd Unit#250,
  West Kitchener,
  N2R 0H3.


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Eyes Health

 

VISION PROBLEMS

Myopia (near-sightedness)

Myopia occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual from front to back. This causes an image to focus front of the retina instead directly on it, so the image is blurry. With Myopia, or near-sightedness, see objects clear up close but not those at a distance.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Farsightedness occurs when your eye is too short lengthwise and does not bend light correctly. This causes an image to focus behind the retina instead of directly on it, so the image is blurry. Farsightedness is difficulty seeing near objects than distant objects.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition in which the cornea is oval, like the bottom of a dessert spoon. For this person, when light enters the eye it is refracted more in one direction than the other, allowing only part of the object to be in focus at one time. Objects at any distance can appear blurry and wavy.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. The lens of the eye needs to change its length or shape to focus on smaller objects, or objects that get closer or farther away. This is called the elasticity of the lens. This elasticity is slowly lost as people age. The result is a slow decrease in the ability of the eye to focus on nearby objects.
People usually notice the condition at around age 40, when they realize that they need to hold reading materials further away in order to focus on them. Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process and it affects everyone.