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The Different Vision Types: What Do You Have?

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Jan 03, 2023

The Different Vision Types: What Do You Have?
Do you know what your vision type is? There are a few different types, and each one uniquely sees the world. In this blog post, we'll explore the different vision types and discuss what each one entails. If you're not sure which type of vision you have, keep reading – we'll help you figure it out!


Hyperopia

Hyperopia is a vision condition that makes it difficult to see distant objects. When the eyeball is too short or the cornea is too steep, images focus in front of the retina, causing it to float. Wearing contact lenses, which allow light rays to pass through your eye and focus on an image on a screen behind it, can correct this type of vision.

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a loss of close-up vision that occurs in people over the age of 40. This can be caused by a gradual stiffening of the natural lens inside your eye, making it more difficult to focus on close-up objects. Presbyopia usually affects both eyes at the same time, but some people have more difficulty with one eye than the other.


Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition that causes blurry vision. It occurs when the cornea, the front portion of your eye, does not form a perfect spherical shape. This can cause one or more of the following symptoms:
  • Double vision.
  • Blurry vision in some parts of your field of view (called side effects).
  • Reduced sharpness of objects in certain areas (called central scotomas).


Myopia

Myopia, the most common vision problem, refers to a refractive error in which the eye is too long or the cornea is too curved. This can cause distant objects to appear blurry while close-ups appear clear. Light rays are focused on the retina at a point closer to its surface than its center of curvature when a person has
myopia. Because they are focused on nearsightedness, distant objects appear blurry.


Aniseikonia

Aniseikonia is a rare condition that affects some people and causes them to see images as being distorted in size. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including refractive error, cataracts, or optic nerve damage. This can
also be caused by tumors or other eye growths. Aniseikonia is a condition that can be treated with glasses, contact lenses, or surgery.


Conclusion

If you have a 20/20 visual acuity (the ability to see clearly), then congratulations! You don't need any further tests to determine what kind of glasses would work best for your eyesight.
However, if it appears that something isn't quite right with the way things look through your glasses, or worse yet, if at all possible, without corrective lenses in front of them, then now might be the time for some additional testing by an optometrist before committing yourself financially by purchasing new ones.
You’ve learned about the three different types of vision and their unique benefits. Which type do you have? Knowing your dominant eye can help you understand how you process information and what strategies might work best for you when it comes to learning, reading, or completing other visual tasks.
If you want to learn more about your specific vision type or find out if any treatments could improve your eyesight, talk to an optometrist. Thanks for following along on this journey into the world of eyesight!

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