Vision Problems

What Is 20/20 Vision?

Mar 25, 2023

Almost everyone has heard of the numbers 20/20 when it comes to vision.  There’s even a commonly quoted phrase “hindsight is 20/20”.  But what is 20/20?  What does that even mean? How Vision Values Like “20/20” Are Measured Well, it’s really not as complicated as it seems.  The numbers are referring to a distance of…

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Presbyopia: Definition, Causes, & Symptoms

Dec 6, 2022

What is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is the gradual inability for the eye to focus that occurs as we age, due to loss of flexibility of the crystalline lens within the eye.  The lens is made of elastic proteins that give flexibility to the lens, but as we get older, the elastic proteins begin to lose their…

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Diagram drawing of an eye with astigmatism focusing at a distance at a pine tree

Astigmatism: Definition, Causes, & Treatment

Nov 26, 2022

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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Diagram of the impact of myopia (nearsightedness) on the eye

Nearsightedness (Myopia) vs. Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

Nov 24, 2022

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

Nov 17, 2022

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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Diagram of the impact of myopia (nearsightedness) on the eye

Myopia (Nearsighted): Causes, Signs, & Treatment

Nov 15, 2022

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 should you get contact lenses

When Should You Get Contact Lenses? 9 Q + A’s About Contacts From An Eye Doctor

Sep 22, 2022

If you’re wondering when you should get contact lenses, you should know that the best way to answer that is to visit your eye doctor. Choosing contact lenses will depend on several factors, such as your age, lifestyle, and ability to clean your lenses. Outside of visiting your eye doctor and discussing your best options…

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Contact lens care and hydration.

When In Doubt, Take Your Contacts Out!

Dec 27, 2021

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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