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Myopia (nearsightedness)

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition in which a person can see near objects more clearly than distant objects. Myopia is usually the result of a larger than normal eye. In the myopic eye, light rays from distant objects focus before they reach the retina. The result is blurred vision. A tendency for myopia may be inherited; frequent or prolonged near work may influence its progression. It is typically detected in school-age children, may worsen during adolescence, and generally stabilizes between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age.

Signs and Symptoms
Blurred vision, inability to see distant objects clearly.

Treatment
Spectacles, contact lenses or refractive surgery.

Hyperopia (farsightedness)

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a condition in which a person can see distant objects more clearly than near objects. Hyperopia usually occurs when an eyeball is smaller than normal.
When an eyeball is small, light rays from near objects do not focus properly on the retina at the back of the eye. The result is blurred vision.
It may be inherited.

Signs and Symptoms
Blurred vision, inability to see near objects clearly

Treatment
Spectacles, Contact lenses, Conductive keratoplasty (CK) or LASIK

Myopia (nearsightedness)

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a condition in which a person can see near objects more clearly than distant objects. Myopia is usually the result of a larger than normal eye. In the myopic eye, light rays from distant objects focus before they reach the retina. The result is blurred vision. A tendency for myopia may be inherited; frequent or prolonged near work may influence its progression. It is typically detected in school-age children, may worsen during adolescence, and generally stabilizes between the ages of 20 and 40 years of age.

Signs and Symptoms
Blurred vision, inability to see distant objects clearly.

Treatment
Spectacles, contact lenses or refractive surgery.

Hyperopia (farsightedness)

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a condition in which a person can see distant objects more clearly than near objects. Hyperopia usually occurs when an eyeball is smaller than normal.
When an eyeball is small, light rays from near objects do not focus properly on the retina at the back of the eye. The result is blurred vision.
It may be inherited.

Signs and Symptoms
Blurred vision, inability to see near objects clearly

Treatment
Spectacles, Contact lenses, Conductive keratoplasty (CK) or LASIK

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition in which objects, both near and distant, appear blurred. The cornea and lens of the eye should be spherical(round). When one or both are curved more steeply in one meridian than another, the optics take on a toric shape (like a rugby ball). This uneven curvature prevents light rays entering the eye from focusing to a single point on the retina, blurring the visual image. Astigmatism may also occur in combination with near or farsightedness.

Signs and Symptoms
Blurred vision of near and distant objects; eyestrain and fatigue.

Treatment
Spectacles , contact lenses or surgery.

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, is defined as a “complex of eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer use.”

CVS vary but may include the following:

  • Eyestrain, which may be characterized as uncomfortable, painful, and irritable vision
  • Headaches, which most often occur toward the front of the head and toward the middle or end of the day.
  • Blurred and/or double vision
  • Dry and irritated eyes
  • Slow refocusing
  • Neck and/or backache
  • Light sensitivity, which is an adverse reaction to light most likely due to glare

Reduce the symptoms of CVS by taking mini-breaks where you look away from your terminal and/or stretch will help ease the stress on your eyes and your body. Positioning the screen at a comfortable angle and distance, artificial tears and Anti-Glare spectacles.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition in which objects, both near and distant, appear blurred. The cornea and lens of the eye should be spherical(round). When one or both are curved more steeply in one meridian than another, the optics take on a toric shape (like a rugby ball). This uneven curvature prevents light rays entering the eye from focusing to a single point on the retina, blurring the visual image. Astigmatism may also occur in combination with near or farsightedness.

Signs and Symptoms
Blurred vision of near and distant objects; eyestrain and fatigue.

Treatment
Spectacles , contact lenses or surgery.

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS)

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), also referred to as Digital Eye Strain, is defined as a “complex of eye and vision problems related to near work which are experienced during or related to computer use.”

CVS vary but may include the following:

  • Eyestrain, which may be characterized as uncomfortable, painful, and irritable vision
  • Headaches, which most often occur toward the front of the head and toward the middle or end of the day.
  • Blurred and/or double vision
  • Dry and irritated eyes
  • Slow refocusing
  • Neck and/or backache
  • Light sensitivity, which is an adverse reaction to light most likely due to glare

Reduce the symptoms of CVS by taking mini-breaks where you look away from your terminal and/or stretch will help ease the stress on your eyes and your body. Positioning the screen at a comfortable angle and distance, artificial tears and Anti-Glare spectacles.

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