Eye conditions and eye problems can affect us at various ages and stages in life, and sometimes without obvious eye health symptoms. Some of the usual eye diseases, eye disorders and eye infections that cause vision problems– all of which can be picked up in a comprehensive eye test with one of our expert independently-owned optometrists may be:
Long-sightedness, or hyperopia,
Short-sightedness, or myopia, short-sightedness is commonly treated using corrective lenses, glasses or contact lenses. Someone who is myopic or short-sighted will present with eyesight problems such as blurred vision when watching or playing sport, looking at the whiteboard, reading street signs and watching television
Presbyopia is the gradual change in a person’s sight after the age of 40. It is caused by the eye’s inability to focus at short distances.
Astigmatism is a common eye condition that occurs because the eye is shaped more like a football or the back of a spoon, instead of being spherical in shape. This causes the light entering the eye to bend more in one direction than the other.
‘Colour blindness’ most commonly presents as confusion between red and green. With this deficiency certain shades of red, green and yellow appear grey but many colours, especially purples and blues will appear normal. Absolute colour blindness, that is the inability to see colour at all, is extremely rare though it does exist. Whilst there is no cure for inherited colour vision problems, tinted lenses and lenses that reduce glare may be prescribed to improve contrast between colours.
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