Optical Correction

The most common method of correcting vision is optical correction using eyeglasses or contact lenses, which correct refractive errors by refocusing light rays on the retina to compensate for the shape of your eye.

Do I need vision correction?
An eye exam by one of our eye MDs will determine your need for vision correction or a change in your correction. If your vision blurs when you are looking at objects near or far, you should get an eye exam. The process of having a patient look through lenses of progressively stronger or weaker power is called refraction.

A refractive error is the most common eye problem. When the shape of the eye is abnormal, the eye doesn’t bend (or refract) light properly and vision is blurred. Refractive errors are just one potential cause of blurred vision, so it is important to have an examination right away if you are experiencing symptoms.

What kind of vision correction is best for me?
There are several alternatives for correcting your vision. You should discuss your vision and your lifestyle with your eye MD to decide which of these will be best for you.

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