Astigmatism: Definition, Causes, & Treatment

What is Astigmatism? Astigmatism is an optical condition of the eye that causes vision to be blurry when looking at things that are either far away or up close due to having multiple points of focus.  Other refractive error problems (such as nearsightedness and farsightedness) are caused by light being focused to ONE POINT either…

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Nearsightedness (Myopia) vs. Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Understanding Myopic and Hyperopic Vision Issues Myopia and hyperopia, more often referred to as nearsightedness and farsightedness, respectively, are common vision conditions that affect a large portion of the American population.  Knowing and understanding the differences between these two conditions can help you identify them and bring any concerns to your eye doctor. Getting an…

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Hyperopia/Hypermetropia (Farsighted): Causes, Signs, & Treatment

What is Farsightedness (Hyperopia)? Hyperopia (also known as Hypermetropia or Farsightedness) is an optical condition of the eye that makes focusing far away difficult, but it makes focusing up close even more difficult.  People who have hyperopia have greater difficulty focusing up close, so they are better (in comparison) at seeing far away, and therefore,…

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Myopia (Nearsighted): Causes, Signs, & Treatment

What is Nearsightedness (Myopia)? Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is an optical condition of the eye that causes vision to be blurry when looking at things that are far away.  Therefore, myopia is also referred to as being nearsighted, as in, “I have near sight. I can see things that are near to me. I…

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When In Doubt, Take Your Contacts Out!

Contact lens care and hydration.

Do you have red eyes? Here’s what it might mean. Many contact lens wearers experience occasional irritation. But if you have red or irritated eyes, Dr. Wallington has one piece of advice for you: when in doubt, take those contacts out. What to Do If Your Eyes Are Red and You Wear Contacts Your first…

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