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Myopia

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error of the eye where close objects can be seen clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. This occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea (the clear front part of the eye) has too much curvature. As a result, light entering the eye is focused in front of the retina instead of directly on it.

Symptoms:

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is characterized by clear vision up close but blurry vision at a distance. Common symptoms include difficulty seeing distant objects, squinting, eye strain, headaches, and potential fatigue during activities requiring distance vision.

Treatment:

At Leevision, we offer personalized approaches to manage myopia. Options may include prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct vision. Additionally, advanced interventions such as orthokeratology (ortho-k) or myopia control lenses may be recommended to slow down the progression of myopia, particularly in children. Regular eye exams are crucial to monitor changes in prescription and ensure optimal visual health.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common refractive error that affects how the eye focuses light. In eyes with astigmatism, the cornea (the clear front surface of the eye) or the lens inside the eye has an irregular shape, causing light to be unevenly distributed onto the retina. This results in blurred or distorted vision at various distances.

Symptoms:

Astigmatism symptoms include blurred or distorted vision, eyestrain, headaches, and difficulty seeing clearly at various distances, often leading to squinting and discomfort. Regular eye examinations are crucial for accurate diagnosis and appropriate corrective measures.

Treatment:

The common treatments for astigmatism include corrective lenses such as eyeglasses or contact lenses, tailored with a special prescription to compensate for the irregular corneal shape. For those seeking a more permanent solution, refractive surgery like LASIK, available through consultations at Leevision, can reshape the cornea and effectively correct astigmatism. Regular eye examinations are recommended to determine the most suitable treatment approach.

Hyperopia

Hyperopia, commonly known as farsightedness, is a refractive error in the eye where distant objects can be seen more clearly than close objects. This occurs when light entering the eye focuses behind the retina rather than directly on it. In hyperopic eyes, the eyeball is often too short or the cornea has too little curvature.

Symptoms:

Symptoms of hyperopia (farsightedness) include blurred vision when focusing on close objects, eye strain or discomfort during near tasks, and occasional headaches, especially after prolonged reading or close-up work. Regular eye examinations can help diagnose hyperopia and determine appropriate corrective measures.

Treatment:

Hyperopia is typically treated with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct vision. Refractive surgery, such as LASIK, is also an option for a more permanent solution, with personalized consultations available at Leevision.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, usually due to increased intraocular pressure. It can lead to progressive and irreversible vision loss, starting with peripheral vision and, if untreated, may result in blindness. Regular eye exams are crucial for early detection and management.

Symptoms:

Glaucoma often presents without noticeable symptoms until advanced stages. Regular eye exams are crucial to detect early signs, including peripheral vision loss and elevated intraocular pressure.

Treatment:

Glaucoma is often managed with prescription eye drops or oral medications to reduce intraocular pressure. In certain cases, laser therapy or surgery may be recommended for improved fluid drainage, with personalized consultations available at Leevision.

Cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition where the lens becomes cloudy, leading to blurry vision. It typically occurs with aging but can also result from factors like injury or medical conditions, impacting daily activities and requiring surgical intervention to replace the cloudy lens.

Symptoms:

Cataract symptoms include blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light, difficulty seeing at night, and a need for frequent changes in prescription. Consultation with an eye care professional is crucial for diagnosis and appropriate management, which may involve cataract surgery.

Treatment:

The primary treatment for cataracts is surgical intervention, specifically cataract surgery. During the procedure, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens, restoring clear vision. Leevision offers personalized consultations to determine the most suitable approach for cataract management.

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