Hyperopia is a common vision condition in adults. People with hyperopia must squint to see nearby objects. Reading, writing, computer work, or drawing for long periods of time may cause eye strain and headache. Treatment options include eyeglasses, contact lenses, and surgery such as LASIK.
Otherwise known as nearsightedness, is a condition where objects up close appear clearly, while objects far away appear blurry, you might squint or frown when trying to see distant objects clearly. Myopia is a condition that can easily be managed with prescription glasses.
Astigmatism is a common vision problem caused by an error in the shape of the cornea. With astigmatism, the lens of the eye or the cornea, which is the front surface of the eye, has an irregular curve. This can change the way light passes, or refracts, to your retina. This causes blurry, fuzzy, or distorted vision
Color vision deficiency, or color blindness, occurs when you are unable to see colors in a normal way. It is usually genetic and occurs in boys more than girls. Color blindness often happens when someone cannot distinguish between certain colors. This usually happens between greens and reds, and occasionally blues. By 5 years old your child should easily identify colors rather quickly. If you believe your child might have a color vision deficiency, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors
Clues your child might have a color deficiency
Using the wrong colors e.g. when painting or drawing
Difficulty identifying red or green colored pencils or pens
Light sensitive, especially to bright lights
Difficulty reading and working on colored worksheets or pages smelling food before eating children may complain that their eyes or head hurt, if looking at something red on a green background, or vice versa
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