Is the world starting to look a little blurry around the edges? If so then you might be affected by a refractive error.
What is Refractive Error?
A type of vision impairment that occurs when the eye is unable to focus clearly on anything thereby making your vision blurry to varying degrees depending on how far your eyes have deteriorated in a period of time. The three most common visual impairment errors in Dubai are; Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia. Myopia is more commonly referred to as ‘nearsightedness’ and is associated with those who are unable to see objects in the distance. Hyperopia also known as ‘farsightedness’ is the exact opposite; it refers to someone who can see far but has trouble focusing on things at close proximity. Astigmatism on the other hand is a whole different ball-game where the affected suffers distorted vision as a result of an irregularly curved cornea. The cornea is the clear covering of the eyeball. Presbyopia is a refractive error that is associated more with the elderly population and leads to difficulty in reading or seeing at arms length.