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Refractive errors

How Our Ophthalmologist Diagnoses and Treats Refractive Eye Defects

Refractive eye defects make it difficult to see objects. This condition occurs when the light can’t focus on your retina correctly due to the shape of your eye. Lavenburg Medical Group in Wilmington, DE, Newark, DE, and Elkton, MD, can help. Our optometrist will recommend using contact lenses or eyeglasses to achieve clearer vision. Read below for more information. 

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Types of Refractive Errors

The various types of refractive errors are listed below:

  • Presbyopia
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Hyperopia
  • Myopia

Presbyopia normally worsens with time, a natural process of growing old. On the other hand, Aphakia occurs when the lens is absent due to a congenital disability, or it may have been removed when treating cataracts.

Astigmatism occurs when the lens or cornea has an abnormality in the curvature. Finally, those with myopia struggle to see objects far away, while the opposite is true for hyperopia; comparable items are blurry close up.

Symptoms of Refractive Error

Those with eye defects report blurry vision. The other symptoms they complain about are the following:

  • Headaches
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Squinting
  • Excessive blinking
  • Rubbing the eyes
  • Double vision
  • Eye strain
  • Hazy vision
  • Halo near bright lights

Sometimes, a person may fail to realize they have symptoms of this condition. Try to schedule regular eye exams to allow our optometrist to diagnose anything of concern.

Risk Factors

Some refractive errors begin when you are young, but others appear as you age. You may be at a higher risk if your relatives wear contact lenses or glasses. When you visit your eye doctor, discuss your family history and the possibility of inheriting this condition from your parents. Find out how frequently you need to get checked.

Treatment Options

If our optometrist determines you have this condition, they can treat it using contacts, glasses, or surgery. Glasses are the easiest and safest method of correcting refractive errors. Contact lenses require you to place a lens on your eye to see clearly.

Regarding surgery, various surgeries and laser treatments can help you alter your cornea’s shape and eliminate the problem of refractive errors. LASIK is an abbreviation for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis. LASIK is a type of eye surgery that specialists use to correct refractive errors in patients’ eyes. This surgery entails removing some tissue from the cornea with a laser.

Call Us Today

We offer exceptional eye care services to residents of Wilmington, DE, Newark, DE, and Elkton, MD. Our highly skilled ophthalmologist and eye surgeon can handle all eye care services. Therefore, you will be safe when you seek our services. We can recommend the best treatment for you and do any eye surgery necessary to fix your issue. Arrange an appointment today and start a journey of improving your quality of life. Call our office at (302) 993- 0722.

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