Details for by Steven A. Queenan CORRECTING AN
by Steven A. Queenan CORRECTING AN ERROR he vision problem known as a “refractive error” occurs when the shape of an individual’s eye prevents him or her from focusing properly. Causes include eyeball shape (longer or shorter from front to back), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens. The four most common refractive errors are “myopia,” or nearsightedness, with which vision is clear close-up but blurry in the distance; “hyperopia,” or farsightedness, which results in clear vision in the distance but blurry up close; “astigmatism,” which is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea; and “presbyopia,” which is the age-related inability to focus on near objects. All of these refractive errors can be corrected with prescription lenses. T A t REGIONAL EYE OPTICAL, we are eager to help in selecting the frames and lenses that are best suited to you or your loved one. We carry many frames to fit every lifestyle. Please call 587-6309, or visit our website, www.regeyecenter.com We are just inside Regional Eye Center at 1455 Montreal Street, S.E. Our business hours are Mon. & Thurs., 8:00am-7:30pm; Tues. & Wed., 8:00am-5:30pm; Fri., 8:00am-1:00pm P .S. While a nearsighted eye is too long from front to back, a farsighted eye is too short.