Understanding Your Vision

The following information will give you a better understanding regarding your eye health and visual needs. Your vision is important to us. Please ensure the health of your eyes is examined regularly.

Myopia

Myopia

Short-sightedness

Myopia or short-sightedness is a condition when distant objects focus short inside the eye, resulting in blurred distance vision. Myopia is not a disease and can be corrected with either spectacles or contact lenses.

Hyperopia

Hyperopia

Far-sightedness

Hyperopia or far-sightedness is a condition whereby near objects are out of focus. As one gets older, distant objects also start becoming blurred. This can be corrected with either spectacles or contact lenses.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism

Astigmatism causes a smudgy distortion of images. Correction is required at an exact angle for each eye. Correction of this condition can be with either spectacles and in some cases with contact lenses.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a condition that is directly related to age. It is frustrating as one loses the ability to focus on nearby objects as with reading, especially in poor light. It is corrected with spectacles or contact lenses.

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

General contact lens information

Contact lenses are thin lenses that are placed directly onto the front of the eye. A contact lens trial is often required to ensure these medical devices fit correctly to maintain health and provide good vision.

Single Vision Design

Single Vision Design

Single Vision lenses are lenses that have the same power across the entire surface. These lenses are available in a variety of tints, coatings and various materials to minimize lens thickness and weight.

Bifocal Design

Bifocal Design

Bifocal lenses are two lenses combined into one. There is a visible line between the two powers; where the upper portion is for distance viewing and the lower for near. These are not recommended for computer use.

Multifocal Design

Multifocal Design

Multifocal lenses are many lenses combined into one with varying progressive powers. The lens has no dividing lines and looking through different parts of the lens offers clear vision at all distances.

Anti-reflection Coating

Anti-reflection Coating

The purpose of an AR coat is to reduce lens surface reflections thus increasing lens transparency and provides the best possible vision, by up to an additional eight percent.

Variable Tint Lenses

Variable Tint Lenses

Adaptive lenses are clear lenses that darken like sunglasses on exposure to UV light. They protect the health of the eye by blocking harmful UV and are available in most lens designs and materials.

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