At Today’s Vision, our Harmaston eye doctor treats patients who have farsightedness, nearsightedness and astigmatism. These conditions are common in many people. They can be easily treated with corrective eye devices such as glasses and contact lenses.
Farsightedness is the ability to see far away objects clearly, but an inability to see objects close up. Farsightedness can be genetic and run in families, or develop later on in life. A simple refraction for eyeglasses or contact lenses can help cure farsightedness.
Depending on the level of vision correction needed, the patient may be a candidate for LASIK surgery, which can completely eradicate the need for eyeglasses or any type of corrective eyewear. Symptoms of farsightedness include seeing nearby objects blurry, squinting, eye discomfort, eyestrain, and headache. Those performing close tasks such as writing, reading and computer work may also notice they suffer from eyestrain and aching around the eyes. Adults should have an eye exam every two to four years after a baseline eye exam at age 40. After age 55 they should begin having exams every 1 to 3 years. Our Harmaston eye doctor recommends everyone come in for an annual exam at least once per year if they want, to check on eye conditions, especially if they have eye disease.
after age 40 visits should increase to every 2 to 4 years. Those who wear glasses or contacts should have eyes checked every year by our Harmaston eye doctor. Blurry vision may indicate the need for a prescription change. Kids should have exams around age 3 and then again before entering school. Routine eye exams should be an important part of a child’s health care regimen. After entering school kids should have their eyes checked once a year still, as school exams can differ from that of the exams performed at a certified doctor’s office.