What is a Refractive Error?

Normally, rays of light entering the eye are brought to a precise focus on the retina – the light sensitive layer lining the back of the eye. When such a focus is not achieved, a refractive error results and vision is not clear. These imperfections in the focusing power of the eye are called refractive errors. The common refractive errors are:
  • Myopia, or Nearsightedness; 
  • Hyperopia, or Farsightedness; 
  • Astigmatism

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MYOPIA

A MYOPIC EYE IS LONGER THAN NORMAL OR HAS A CORNEA THAT IS TOO STEEP, SO THAT THE LIGHT RAYS FOCUS IN FRONT OF THE RETINA. CLOSE OBJECTS LOOK CLEAR, BUT DISTANT OBJECTS APPEAR BLURRED.

HYPEROPIA (FARSIGHTEDNESS)

HYPEROPIA IS ATERM USED TO DESCRIBE THE CONDITION OF FARSIGHTED . THE CAUSES OF HYPEROPIA ARE TYPICALLY GENETIC AND INVOLVE AN EYE THAT IS TOO SHORT OR A CORNEA IE TOO FLAT,SO THAT IMAGES FOCUS AT A POINT BEHIND THE RETINA. PEOPLE WITH HYPEROPIA CAN USUALLY SEE DISTANT OBJECTS WELL, BUT HAVE TROUBLE FOCUSSING ON NEARBY OBJECTS

ASTIGMATISM (DISTORTED VISION)

HYPEROPIA IS ATERM USED TO DESCRIBE THE CONDITION OF FARSIGHTED . THE CAUSES OF HYPEROPIA ARE TYPICALLY GENETIC AND INVOLVE AN EYE THAT IS TOO SHORT OR A CORNEA IE TOO FLAT,SO THAT IMAGES FOCUS AT A POINT BEHIND THE RETINA. PEOPLE WITH HYPEROPIA CAN USUALLY SEE DISTANT OBJECTS WELL, BUT HAVE TROUBLE FOCUSSING ON NEARBY OBJECTS