Understanding Your Diagnosis

At N.P.Sher we don't like to confuse customers with technical jargon so if you would like to understand your diagnosis please see below our list of common conditions and what they mean to you.

 

Most people will require help with their eyesight at some stage in their lives, especially as they get older. Blurred vision can, however, take several different forms:

 

Short Sight

Known as myopia. This means you can see clearly close up but may find that distant objects are blurred

 

Long Sight

Known as hyperopia. This means that close up objects (and sometimes distant objects) may be out of focus

 

Astigmatism

This occurs when the curvature of your eye is not perfectly round. In this case there will be numbers in the cyl and axis part of the prescription. Your vision could be blurred at all distances and you may need to wear your glasses

 

Presbyopia

This occurs when the lens inside your eye loses some of its flexibility so that it becomes difficult to focus on close up objects. Presbyopia is a result of the eyes’ aging process and it effects everyone from their mid-40s onwards. In this case there will be a figure in the near or intermediate part of your prescription and you will probably need glasses for reading.

 

 

Also see our Glossary of Terms, which are intended as a general description of terms you may encounter from a visit to your Optometrist. If you are in any way concerned with the condition of your eyes, you should seek out medical assessment.

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