All Refractive Errors Articles
What causes double vision (diplopia) and what to do if you experience diplopia.
Dr. Gary Heiting explains how refractive errors affect your vision and discusses symptoms, detection and treatment of refraction problems.
All about visual acuity and if it's possible to have better than 20/20 vision.
Dr. Gary Heiting describes how a contrast sensitivity test can detect vision problems that might not show up on a conventional eye chart.
Dr. Gary Heiting explains combination strategies for presbyopia, such as LASIK with wavefront eyeglasses, and what to consider.
Astigmatism is a refractive error, and symptoms include blurred vision, headaches and squinting. Astigmatism can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery.
Find out how myopia control eyeglasses, contact lenses, eye drops and habit changes can reduce children’s risk for myopia development and progression.
Learn about presbyopia causes, symptoms and treatments, including options for contact lenses, eyeglasses or vision surgery.
People who are nearsighted have a refractive error called myopia that causes blurry distance vision. Learn which factors may lead to becoming nearsighted.
There is no cure for myopia, but there are effective ways to manage it. Learn about natural ways to delay myopia and lenses that can slow myopia progression.
Myopia can lead to serious eye conditions and blindness if it progresses to high myopia. Learn more about high myopia and its potential complications.
Having myopia (nearsightedness) and wearing glasses do not qualify as disabilities. Learn more about visual impairments and legal disability criteria.
Myopia (nearsightedness) is a refractive error, not a disease. Here's what that means.
Are more people nearsighted or farsighted? Learn how common myopia really is and why, as well as why early diagnosis is important.
Why can’t myopia be reversed? Learn why the causes behind myopia mean there is no way to reverse it, but its progression can be slowed down.
Corrective lenses for myopia (nearsightedness) include eyeglass lenses and contact lenses. Learn how these lenses work and how to read your prescription.
Progressive myopia is nearsightedness that gets worse over time. Learn about the risk factors for progressive myopia and its potential complications.
Myopia and hyperopia are two kinds of refractive error that cause blurry vision. Learn which one causes nearsighted vs. farsighted vision.
Anisometropia is when each eye has a different vision prescription. Learn more about when one eye has better vision than the other, including how to correct it.
Myopia correction includes prescription glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery. Learn which type of myopia correction is best for you or your child.
Nearsightedness is the most common way of referring to myopia, a refractive error that affects how well you can focus on certain objects.