Vision Disorders

Many people worldwide suffer from visual disorders, these visual impairments could have detrimental effects if left untreated. Here at North Suburban Eye Associates, we are able to diagnose and treat the following vision disorders.

Presbyopia

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What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a condition that typically becomes noticeable for most people around age 45. In children and young adults, the lens inside the eye can easily focus on distant and near objects. With age, the lens loses its ability to focus adequately.

Although presbyopia is not completely understood, it is thought that the lens and its supporting structures lose the ability to make the lens longer during close vision effort. To compensate, affected individuals usually find that holding reading material further away makes the image clearer. Ultimately, aids such as reading glasses are typically needed by the mid-forties.

Presbyopia Treatment

Besides glasses, presbyopia can be dealt with in a number of ways. Options include: monovision and multifocal contact lenses, monovision laser vision correction, and new presbyopia correcting implant lenses.

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Near Sighted

Issues With Nearsightedness

Nearsighted individuals typically have problems seeing well at a distance and are forced to wear glasses or contact lenses. The nearsighted eye is usually longer than a normal eye, and its cornea may also be steeper. Therefore, when light passes through the cornea and lens, it is focused in front of the retina. This will make distant images appear blurred.

Myopia Treatment

There are several refractive surgery solutions available to correct nearly all levels of nearsightedness.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Far SightedIssues with Farsightedness

Farsighted individuals typically develop problems reading up close before the age of 40. The farsighted eye is usually slightly shorter than a normal eye and may have a flatter cornea. Thus, the light of distant objects focuses behind the retina unless the natural lens can compensate fully. Near objects require even greater focusing power to be seen clearly and therefore, blur more easily.

Hyperopia Treatment

LASIK, Refractive Lens Exchange and Contact lenses are a few of the options available to correct farsightedness.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism

What is an Astigmatism?

Asymmetric steepening of the cornea or natural lens causes light to be focused unevenly, which is the main optical problem in astigmatism. To individuals with uncorrected astigmatism, images may look blurry or shadowed. Astigmatism can accompany any form of refractive error and is very common.

Astigmatism Treatment

Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, corneal relaxing incisions, laser vision correction, and special implant lenses.

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If you are interested in learning more about any of these visual disorders, contact us at 781-245-5200. We’re happy to schedule a consultation at a location near you.

Wakefield Office 669 Main St Wakefield, MA 01880 Phone: 781-245-5200
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Waltham Office 135 Beaver St Waltham, MA 02452 Phone: 781.245.5200
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Winchester Office 955 Main St Winchester, MA 01890 Phone: 781-245-5200
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Beverly Optical Shop & Clinic 75 Herrick St. Beverly, MA 01915 Phone: 781-245-5200
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