nearsightedThe American Optometric Association reports that roughly 90% of the American population suffers from Farsightedness (60%) or Nearsightedness (30%). With so many people having eye-related issues, it’s important to know the difference between the two and how your eyes can be corrected, if needed.

Contact us today if you need relief from your Farsighted or Nearsighted issue.

Continue reading to learn more about these conditions and how the Eyesight Associates can help:

Understanding Farsighted and Nearsighted Issues

Farsightedness (also known as Hyperopia) is a condition where it is difficult to focus on objects close to you, but objects that are far away are clear. This occurs because the image is focused behind the retina. More often than not, Farsightedness is a condition that people are born with instead of it occurring over time.

If you struggle with Nearsightedness (also known as Myopia), you can see objects that are close to you but objects that are far away may appear blurry. This occurs because the image is focused in front of the retina. While many people are born with nearsighted issues, this condition can occur due to visual stress. Visual stress is most common among people who read very often or spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen.

Available Treatments

With both conditions, there are available treatments that can correct the way the eye is focusing on the image. These conditions are not life-threatening, but they can cause discomfort while completing daily activities.

You can correct both Farsightedness and Nearsightedness with the use of eyeglasses and/or contacts.  Eyesight Associates has an elite Optical Shop that offers the best products for our patients. If you’re unsure whether you have either condition, one of our Providers can conduct an eye exam and diagnose you.

Make an appointment with one of our Specialists today to find relief for tomorrow.