There are many options when it comes to vision correction, whether you choose eyeglasses, contact lens, or corrective surgery.
But which option is the best choice?
A consultation with your doctor can help you decide on which vision correction option would be most suitable for your health and needs.
Eyeglasses are an easy choice when it comes to correcting refractive errors. There are plenty of options when it comes to picking the right lens, frames, and lens coating, so you can customize your eyeglasses to suit your needs.
Contact lenses can offer the same corrective benefits as eyeglasses, and are much less noticeable than eyeglasses. If used with proper care and maintenance, contact lenses can be a good alternative to eyeglasses.
Thanks to advances in modern medicine, corrective surgery is often more appealing to patients, as it offers a long-lasting solution to vision impairments, and may also eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contacts. A consultation with your doctor can determine if you are a good candidate for corrective surgery.
Common vision problems that require correction:
- Nearsightedness (Myopia)— A type of refractive error in which close objects appear clear, but more distant objects appear blurry. This can occur when the eye is too long, or the cornea or lens is abnormally shaped.
- Farsightedness (Hyperopia)— A type of refractive error in which close objects appear blurry, but more distant objects appear clear. This can occur when the eye is too short, or the cornea or lens isn’t curved enough, which affects the eye’s ability to focus.
- Astigmatism— Both close and distant objects appear blurred or distorted due to the abnormal shape of the surface of the eye.
- Presbyopia— Presbyopia is a natural condition that occurs as you age. The lens of your eyes harden as they age, which can make near objects appear blurry.