Refractive health is a critical aspect of our visual system that refers to the ability of the eye to properly focus light onto the retina. Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye or the curvature of the cornea causes light to be focused improperly, resulting in blurry or distorted vision.
The most common types of refractive errors are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism (curvature of the cornea). These conditions can be corrected using non-surgical options such as eyeglasses or contact lenses. Refractive disturbances present at all ages－ especially, childhood, adolescence, and in our golden years. Our offices are well equipped to see people of all ages and abilities. Specialized lenses such as bifocals, trifocals, and progressive lenses are used to correct presbyopia, the age-related loss of near vision that eventually affects us all.
Contact lens technology has seen significant advancements over recent years and we encourage patrons to inquire about what their options are. We stay abreast of current trends and treatment in myopia management to optimize refractive changes associated with childhood growth.
Regular eye exams are crucial for maintaining good refractive health and an important part of promoting educational and work environment success. A comprehensive eye exam helps identify potential issues and ensures you are seeing your best with comfort. Overall, maintaining good refractive health is essential for clear vision and a high quality of life.
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