Refractive Error

Refractive Error

Hyperopia (farsighted)

As a general rule this means that these individuals use some focus power to see in the distance, and even more for up close.

Myopia (nearsighted)

This is what most people think of when they think glasses.  Myopic individuals will require their glasses to see in the distance.  Very high cases of Myopia will also require their glasses to read.

Astigmatism

This refers to the fact that the correction in one axis, or direction, differs from the correction needed in another axis or direction.  Astigmatism can develop for different reasons, and is typically (although not always) able to be corrected by glasses or contacts. 

Presbyopia

The disease of short arms’ can begin to occur in the late thirties or into the forties.  The lens within the eye becomes stiff with age, and is unable to change shape to the same degree, reducing how well an individual can change where their eyes are focused.  This is the change most commonly associated with age.

Near Point Stress

This is stress on the visual system due to near work.  Our visual system is ideally set for use at greater distances (like in the past when people had to hunt and gather and watch for predators in the bushes).  Near Point Stress can cause nearsightedness as well as play a role in reading and learning problems.

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Vision and Reading/Attention

Vision and Reading/Attention

Did you know that 80% of problem readers are deficient in 1 or more visual skills?  Seeing clearly is only one of 17 visual skills needed for reading and learning. ...

Refractive Error

Refractive Error

Hyperopia (farsighted) As a general rule this means that these individuals use some focus power to see in the distance, and even more for up close. Myopia (nearsighted) ...

Conditions

Conditions

Amblyopia Commonly referred to as a ‘lazy eye’, amblyopia can come in different forms, but is a problem with a lack of development of communication between the eye and ...

What is Vision?

What is Vision?

Is seeing clearly (20/20) really enough? Did you know that being able to see clearly is only a small part of what makes up your vision? In fact, there are closer to 17 ...

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Victoria BC V8T 1E5

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Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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