How Do I Know If I Have a Refractive Condition?

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More than 100 million individuals in the U.S. struggle with their vision due to refractive conditions. These conditions include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), age-related vision loss or farsightedness (presbyopia), and astigmatism.

Additionally, many individuals don't even know they have a refractive condition or aren't sure why their vision isn't as crisp and vivid as it could be. Therefore, it's essential to know what to watch out for. And if you have any concerns or visual troubles, or are experiencing the following symptoms, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our board-certified doctors at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley in Napa, CA.

How do I know if I have a refractive condition?

Individuals with a refractive condition may experience blurriness, or otherwise disrupted or distorted vision at various or certain distances. For example, nearsighted individuals cannot focus on faraway objects, while farsighted individuals cannot clearly see things that are close.

The inability to see clearly at various distances also results in persistent squinting or having to hold an object closer or farther away from one's eyes to make it out. Other visual disruptions or distortions include a pervading haziness, double vision, or seeing glare or halos around lights. One's night vision capabilities may also be adversely affected.

Some patients with refractive conditions may also experience eye strain, meaning their eyes feel fatigued or sore. The overall ocular discomfort and tiredness may also lead to headaches, which can make it difficult for patients to enjoy their daily lives or remain their productive best at school or work.

Therefore, it's easy to see how a refractive problem can be detrimental on a daily basis. For example, refractive errors can make it difficult to read a blackboard, work on the computer, read, or see signs while driving. And considering that these are things many of us must do (or enjoy doing) every day, it's vital to seek professional treatment.

What are my treatment options?

Fortunately, our eye specialists are here to provide you with advanced treatment options to help you win back your visual freedom and improve your standard of living. Sometimes, laser eye surgery or a refractive lens exchange surgery may be the optimal choice for patients. Our state-of-the-art vision correction systems can yield long-term results that can provide life-changing clarity without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Improve your vision and eye health in Napa, CA

The statistics are staggering: it's thought that over 100 million Americans are living with a refractive disorder of some sort or degree. These conditions result in unwanted effects, disrupting one's vision and daily life.

But at Eye Specialists of Napa Valley, we're excited to offer you various effective treatment options in Napa, CA that can yield life-changing results. With improved vision, you can see better, feel better, and perform better at all your daily tasks. So, contact us today to enjoy all these benefits sooner rather than later.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.