Refractive Error Condition

Refractive Error Condition at Fitzwilliam Hospital

What are Refractive Error Conditions?

Refractive error conditions are common and happen when the shape of your eye does not bend and refract light correctly, causing images to look hazy and unclear. 

The four most common refractive errors are:

• Myopia (near-sightedness) - difficulty seeing distant objects clearly.
• Hyperopia (farsightedness) - difficulty seeing close objects clearly.
• Presbyopia (loss of near vision with age) – difficulty reading or seeing at arm's length.
• Astigmatism - distorted vision resulting from an irregularly shaped cornea or lens.

An eye care professional can diagnose refractive errors during a comprehensive eye test.

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