Myopia is one of the most common problems that people have with their vision.
Myopia is the scientific word for short-sightedness. This means that when you look at distant objects they will appear out of focus, whereas close objects will be in focus. The level of myopia you have will determine how blurry objects are.
Otherwise known as long sightedness, hyperopia is one of the leading vision problems in Australia and the rest of the world.
Hyperopia is a condition that means distant objects are usually seen clearly, whereas close objects appear blurry and out of focus. It occurs when a person’s eyeball is too short or the curvature isn’t quite right, so light entering the eye does not focus correctly.
If you are diagnosed with astigmatism, you are not alone - many Australians have this common eye problem. In fact, most people have some form of astigmatism, it just isn’t bad enough to need correction. Find out more about it below.
Presbyopia is the gradual reduction in the amount that the eye can change its focus. The changes are the result of the continued growth of the lens inside the eye, and are a normal part of ageing. To focus on close objects, a special muscle in the eye changes the shape of the lens. This process is called accommodation.