Four common vision disorders seen by ophthalmologists

Our eyes provide us the vision we need to see the world around us. However, not everyone has naturally healthy eyes. Ophthalmologists are doctors who are dedicated to helping patients maintain and improve their eye health. When problems arise, such as certain vision disorders, it is essential that patients work with a team of professionals who are able to provide proper diagnosis and effective treatment options.

Below are just a few of the most common vision disorders seen in our practice at North Suburban Eye Associates, PC of Massachusetts:

  • Presbyopia – presbyopia is a condition that is caused by elasticity of the eye lens, which can occur in middle age and progress over time. It results in farsightedness, and is often correct with bifocal eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.
  • Myopia – on the opposite side of the spectrum is myopia, which causes shortsightedness or “nearsighted” vision. Doctors often recommend contact lenses or eyeglasses that are concave in shape to correct the vision and allow patients to see further away.
  • Hyperopia – another type of farsightedness seen is hyperopia. Correcting hyperopia is often done with prescription glasses and contact lenses, though some patients may consider the benefits of surgery to permanently treat the issue.
  • Astigmatism – astigmatism is caused by a more oval shape to the eye versus a circular shape. This can cause issues with properly fitting contact lenses and can cause glare and difficulty seeing during the nighttime. Astigmatism can be corrected with certain types of contact lenses, such as toric lenses, or the use of prescription eyeglasses, but some patients opt for astigmatism correction through laser surgery procedures for more permanent improvements. Many patients are unaware they have an astigmatism until they are evaluated by a medical professional.

Schedule an appointment with our doctors at North Suburban Eye Associates, PC today

With four convenient locations throughout the areas of Wakefield, Winchester, and Waltham, MA, patients can work with a team of providers to determine the best solutions for their eye health. Call (781) 245-5200 to request a visit with our doctors at any of our locations, and get started learning more about your vision and eye health with a team of ophthalmologists who care!

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