Eye Center of Texas Blog

Category: Farsightedness

What’s the Difference Between Farsighted & Nearsighted?

If you or your loved one are unfamiliar with vision terms and hear the words farsighted or nearsighted, you might wonder what they mean. In fact, many patients ask us, “What is the difference between farsighted and nearsighted?” Both are refractive conditions—they refer to how light is focused in relation to the eye. Below, learn what farsightedness and nearsightedness mean, as well as the differences between the two.


LASIK Surgery Houston

At the Eye Center of Texas, we want to make sure our LASIK and PRK patients can see clearly and have the healthiest eyes possible. This means carefully screening our patients and doing whatever we can to prevent complications. While wavefront LASIK allows excellent custom laser eye surgery results, there are some cases in which LASIK is a poor option for vision enhancement. With that in mind, let’s consider why corneal thickness is so important. What Is LASIK Surgery? LASIK is a refractive surgery procedure that involves the use of lasers to reshape the cornea, which is the topmost central…

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Understanding Farsightedness

Summary: Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a common condition that affects the ability of the eye to focus at close range. Farsightedness is most commonly corrected with glasses or contacts. Laser surgery is an option, but with varying results. Eye Health: Options for Treating Farsightedness Affecting anywhere from 10-25% of the adult population, farsightedness is an eye condition that can cause headaches, severe eye strain, and fatigue when performing close-up work such as reading for long periods of time, writing, drawing, or working on the computer. What is Farsightedness? Also called hyperopia, farsightedness is characterized by the inability to focus on…

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Katy, TX 77450

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Conroe, TX 77304

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