Common Eye & Vision Problems
Correctable with Eyeglasses or Contacts
If the images you see are blurred, one or more of the following four conditions could be responsible:
- Astigmatism For people with astigmatism, all objects both near and far are distorted.
- Farsightedness (Hyperopia) Technically known as hyperopia, people who are farsighted have difficulty seeing close objects; distant objects may be clear but up close objects appear blurry.
- Nearsightedness (Myopia) For a nearsighted person, close objects are clear, but distant objects are blurred and difficult to distinguish.
(need for reading glasses) An age-related vision condition in which there is a gradual loss of the eye’s ability to focus on near objects.
Sight is precious, and once it is lost, even partially lost, it may be impossible to recover. Vision is endangered by many things, but some of the most prevalent causes of vision loss are diseases of the eye. Eye diseases threaten the sight of thousands of Americans each year.