Having trouble seeing properly and not sure what’s wrong?

Take a look at some of our videos below on common eye conditions.

There are three common eye conditions that exist – these are astigmatism, long sightedness and short sightedness.

 

Short-sightedness Myopia

What is it?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects further away appear blurred. Nearsightedness occurs if the eyeball is too long. As a result, the light entering the eye isn’t focused correctly and distant objects look blurred. It is the most common visual complaint amongst children and young adults.


 

Long-sightedness Hyperopia

What is it?

This short animation explains complex concepts your optician or eyecare professional may use to describe your eyes, this video focuses on long-sightedness or hyperopia. Not all longsighted people require glasses to correct their sight. Many can also benefit from eye exercises to control of the focusing system to eliminate headaches and other causes of strain.


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Astigmatism

What is it?

Astigmatism is an eye condition with blurred vision as its main symptom. The front surface of the eye (cornea) of a person with astigmatism is not curved properly – the curve is irregular – usually one half is flatter than the other – sometimes one area is steeper than it should be.


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What should I do now?

If you think you might have any of the above common eye conditions or are still unsure – contact Visique Rose Optometrists for a consultation.