What Does “Refractive” Mean?

Even if you know all about myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, you may not know what “refractive” means. These vision problems are called refractive errors, meaning that an irregularity in the shape of the eye or the curvature of the cornea is preventing light entering the eye from focusing on a single point on […]

Near Or Far?

Two common eye conditions are nearsightedness and farsightedness. In the case of nearsightedness, a person sees close objects clearly but distant objects are blurry. Farsightedness is the opposite so objects at a distance are clear and those close up are blurry. Both are common types of refractive errors – situations in which the shape of […]