Myopia & Hyperopia
Correcting Nearsightedness or Myopia
Nearsightedness, clinically called “myopia,” is a very common vision problem. The commonly used term “nearsighted” is a simple way to understand myopia. Those who suffer from it are able to see nearby objects more clearly than far away objects.
Usually nearsightedness is caused by an eye that is too long or too much curvature of the cornea. The irregular shape of the eye causes incoming light rays to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it. As a result, images of distant objects appear blurry.
Nearsightedness varies in severity and can be an obstacle in daily life. Recognizing friends, safely driving, or simply seeing a movie can prove to be a challenge if you suffer from myopia. Many people treat their condition with the use of glasses or contacts which help to refocus light and create clearer images. For those who are looking for a less restrictive long term solution, Visian ICL (implantable collamer lens) could be a great choice for correcting your myopia.
Correcting Farsightedness or Hyperopia
Farsightedness, clinically called “hyperopia,” is another common vision problem. Someone who is considered “farsighted” can be described as more able to see distant objects when compared to objects that are closer. Farsightedness should not be confused with presbyopia, the condition in which reading nearby objects becomes more difficult, which naturally occurs in everyone as they age.
Farsightedness is typically causes by an eye that is too short. This irregularity in eye shape results in the incoming light rays focusing behind the retina rather than directly on it. As a consequence, images of near objects appear more blurry.
As farsightedness also varies greatly in severity, it can also play a role in hindering daily life. Many people who suffer from hyperopia have difficulty working on computers, reading or any other activity that require close up vision. Farsightedness is also commonly treated with glasses or contacts to help refocus light properly in the eye.
Visian ICL — Improve your Visual Freedom
While effective for short term or temporary vision correction glasses and contact lenses have their downsides. They usually can’t be worn at all times and are easily misplaced, or damaged which means many people will find themselves in situations where their vision is compromised. Many people who are nearsighted seek out alternative seek out solutions for correcting their vision challenges. The Visian ICL procedure provides an appealing option for correcting many common visual problems. If you qualify, the Visian ICL may provide you the freedom to live a life uninhibited by the day to day lifestyle demands of glasses or contacts.
*Visian ICLs are only approved in the U.S. to correct myopia and astigmatism. ICLs that correct for hyperopia have not been approved for use in the U.S.