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.

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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

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.S. While a nearsighted eye is
too long from front to back, a
farsighted eye is too short.

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