The Eye

Everyone during their life will require help with their eyesight. Below are some of the most common conditions which can easily be corrected by wearing spectacles or contact lenses;

– Short Sighted (myopic) people are able to see clearly close-up, but long distance vision is blurred and straining to the eyes. Negative (concave) lenses are required to bring distance vision back into focus.

– Long Sighted (hyperopic) people have to work harder to keep all distances in focus. This can cause eyestrains especially with near vision. Plus (convex) lenses are required to bring near vision back into focus.

– Astigmatism is due to the shape of the eyes being the shape of a rugby ball and is often combined with long or short sightedness. This cause’s blurred vision at all distances requiring special lenses (toric lenses) to correct the vision.

– Presbyopia is the natural loss in the ability to focus on near objects, this affects all people from there mid 40’s onwards. Different prescriptions may be required for distance and near vision correction. Vision correction can be achieved by either using separate reading and distance glasses or multifocal lenses (bi-focal or progressive).

– Fixation Disparity is the consequence of muscle imbalance causing incorrect coordination between the two eyes. Prisms are integrated into the lenses to achieve the precise balance for comfortable binocular vision.

– No Glasses Needed? It is still advised to regularly visit us to check the general health of your eyes and as a preventative action for any possible future problems that may affect your eyes.