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What are common eye complaints and how are they treated?

Common eye complaints for adults include:
  • Presbyopia: age related condition which makes the ability to focus on objects up close becomes more difficult. The optometrist will be able to prescribe glasses or contact lenses which will provide treatment for symptoms.
  • Myopia (nearsightedness): people with myopia can see close up objects clearly but objects at a distance become blurry. Glasses or contact lenses will provide treatment for myopia.
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness): people with hyperopia can see distant objects clearly but struggle to see objects up close. Glasses or contact lenses will provide treatment for hyperopia.
  • Astigmatism: this is a condition where the eye doesn’t focus light properly onto the retina making objects seem blurry. Astigmatism can be treated with the prescription of glasses or contact lenses.
If you think that you may be prone to any of these conditions then you should contact your G.P. or optometrist. 

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