LEARN MORE ABOUT COMMON EYE CONDITIONS
TYPES OF REFRACTIVE ERROR
MYOPIA (SHORT SIGHTED)
Myopia is a type of refractive error that occurs when the eyeball is too long which causes light to focus images in front of retina instead of on the retina. Objects far away are blurry whereas near objects are clear.
It typically begins in childhood and symptoms include blurry distance vision, squinting and less commonly headaches or eyestrain. It often stabilises in adulthood but can continue to progress in some people.
Myopia can be corrected with glasses, contacts lenses, refractive surgery or OrthoK (an overnight contact lens).
COMMON TYPES OF EYE DISORDERS
Cataracts is a clouding and yellowing of the crystalline lens inside the eye and is usually part of the natural aging process.
It typically affects elderly people but can also affect young people as well. People more at risk of developing cataracts include high UV exposure, diabetes, steroid medication use, smoking and trauma.
The symptoms of cataracts are typically blurry vision shadowing, glare or halos. In its early stages, it may not affect vision or may require a strong prescription, better lighting and increased magnification. However, in later stages, cataract surgery may be required to correct vision.