Vision Problems We Manage
Eye or vision problems are not only frustrating, but can also be dangerous. Even common eye problems can cause discomfort, lack of productivity, and difficulty doing everyday tasks like driving, walking, or reading. At Invision, we’re here to help diagnose the problems as well as find solutions so all our clients can experience optimal vision and enjoy life to the fullest potential.
If these descriptions and symptoms are something you are experiencing, give us a call or make an appointment online at either Salem or Christiansburg. All of these conditions can be identified as part of a comprehensive eye exam.
If distant shapes and objects are blurry or indistinguishable, but you are able to read books & signs up close, you may be nearsighted. According to the National Eye Institute, nearly half of all Americans have Myopia, also known as nearsightedness. This condition develops when:
1) The eye is too long, causing the eye to focus on the image in front of the retina instead of the image on the retina.
2) The lens or cornea of the eye is too curved.
3) A combination of both.
It’s a simple fix for an optometrist; a comprehensive eye exam, diagnosing this condition, and prescribing corrective lenses–either eyeglasses or contacts–can aid this condition.
As its name suggests, farsightedness is the opposite of myopia: You may have this condition if you can see the details of a mountain with clarity but struggle to read a page of a book. While less common than myopia, farsightedness can be treated just as easily: corrective lenses with the proper prescription.
Blurred vision may also be caused by astigmatism. Usually found in tandem with either near- or farsightedness, astigmatism is when the cornea of the eye is irregularly shaped. Unlike its partners, astigmatism may appear in only one eye as opposed to both. For some, this condition is minor and corrected by the eyes themselves. Others may require speciality eyeglass lenses or contacts in order to correct the blurriness. The first step to treating astigmatism is a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose this condition and determine the next best steps.
If you’re over the age of 40 and have noticed the words of your favorite book starting to blur, you may be developing presbyopia. As your eyes age, the lens of the eye becomes less flexible and therefore has greater difficulty focusing. The good news is: using corrective eye glasses or contact lenses can remedy this condition.