What’s causing your vision issues?

Every eye is different. Here are some of the possible causes of vision problems

Refractive errors

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness, or “myopia,” is the inability to focus on far objects. People who are nearsighted may be able to read books easily, but can’t focus clearly on objects farther away. Depending on how severe the problem is, they may not be able see clearly even a foot or two away. Find out how you can see better.

Farsightedness

People who are farsighted, or have “hyperopia,” can see like eagles at a distance—but even at an early age need lenses to focus up close. Find out how you can see better.

Astigmatism

The cornea of the eye is normally round, like a sphere. In astigmatism, the cornea is less regular—shaped more like a football than a baseball. This causes blurriness at all distances. Find out how you can see better.

Common eye problems over age 40

Presbyopia

Presbyopia means “old vision” and it is, like cataracts, a very common side effect of aging. The eye is no longer able to focus on near objects, so you find yourself reaching for reading glasses. If you’re over 40, you are probably starting to notice presbyopia. Find out how you can see better

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataracts are a very common side effect of aging, and make the vision seem blurrier and often darker or yellower. If you are over 40, you probably have some degree of cataract forming already. But unlike your grandparents, you don’t have to wait until the cataract “ripens” to restore your vision. Find out how you can see better.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve carries visual information from your eye to the brain. There are usually few symptoms in the early stages but glaucoma can cause blindness over time. Since glaucoma is a “silent” thief of sight, regular checkups are essential to prevention. Find out how you can see better.

Floaters

Floaters are those annoying little spots and shapes that drift around in your field of vision. They’re especially noticeable when you’re looking at something plain, like a blue sky or a white piece of paper. They’re not painful, and they don’t generally indicate a serious problem. But you may want to get rid of them anyway. Find out how you can see better.

Special eye problems

Eye trauma reconstruction

Dr. Siepser is the eye surgeon that other eye surgeons send patients to when an injury is too complex or difficult for them. He has been repairing eyesight damaged by all kinds of trauma for decades. Even if the injury is old, he is often able to help patients to see better than they have in years. Find out how you can see better.

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