Visual problemsThe most common problems with vision are called “refractive errors.” Refractive errors are due to changes in the shape or size of the eye which prevent light from focusing directly on the retina. There are 4 common refractive errors and most people have one or more of these conditions. Nearsightedness (myopia): You only see near objects well. Objects far away appear blurry. Farsightedness (hyperopia): You only see far objects well. Close objects appear blurry. Astigmatism: The eye does not focus light evenly, causing images to appear blurry and stretched out. Presbyopia: An age-related condition that affects most adults over the age 35, where the ability to focus on close objects becomes difficult.
Signs of other refractive errors:
- Blurred vision
- Double vision
- Glare or halos around bright lights
- Eye strain