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Nearsightedness and Farsightedness: Squished Spheres
If you spend a lot of time squinting, it’s likely that you have myopia or hyperopia. Read on to see what’s going on inside nearsighted and farsighted eyes.
As light enters a perfectly round eyeball it passes through a lens called the cornea and gets focused on an area in the back of the eye called the retina, much like a movie projector’s beam hitting a guy standing up in the front row. The retina converts this light into visual information with photosensitive cells called rods and cones—which dispatch the resulting data to the brain, producing a crystal-clear image. But, for a majority of people there’s one hitch: approximately 65% of adults possess misshapen eyeballs that skew the way light hits the retina, resulting in vision problems.
In the case of nearsightedness, or myopia, the eye takes on an oblong shape, causing incoming light rays to meet—and thus focus—at a point just shy of the retina. By the time the rays have actually reached the retina, they’ve begun to diverge again. The farther away the object reflecting light is from the eye, the more pronounced this effect will be, resulting in blurry vision at a distance. In farsighted eyes, it’s just the opposite: the light isn’t focused yet when it reaches the retina (consider a movie projector positioned too close to the screen), although the blurring this produces is less noticeable at greater distances.
These very common conditions have filled medical logs for 2,000 years, before which time everything was bigger so it didn’t matter as much. It wasn’t until the advent of corrective lenses in the 16th century, however, that anyone was able to do anything about it. For nearsighted eyes, convex lenses filter light through a surface that’s thinner at the center than at the edges, giving light rays an extra boost so they can converge on the retina for a clear, clean image. Lenses for the farsighted are thicker at the center, bending the light so that it, too, lands right where it should.
A Chat with A Plus Optique
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition? A+ Plus Optique is a full service optical boutique that offers comprehensive eye exams, contact lens eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses, and sunglasses. A+ Plus Optique serves a wide range of eye care needs for our patients. Whether you need a comprehensive eye examination, contact lens fitting, glaucoma screening, or diabetic exams, our staff and support are ready to give you the individualized care you deserve. A+ Plus Optique has the widest variety of children’s frames that give creativity, durability, and of course personality! For adults, we offer stylish, contemporary, safety, and even simple eyewear for all ages!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business? Our dedicated staff identified there was need for a family optical that catered to kids, adults, and even our senior citizens that gives them a touch of class in there unique eyewear needs. We stand behind our products and services;customer service is our #1 goal! Our goal is to have you leave feeling confident about your eye care needs and satisfied with our customer service.
What do you love most about your job? Our team has over 50 years experience combined together. We have a passion for helping people see clearly and educating our patients on their eyes and eye care needs. We even are able to fit babies into eyeglasses to help them see better as such an early age.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer? Our customers leave our office feeling knowledgeable and happy about there eyewear purchase and needs. We have a 30 day satisfaction guarantee that offers our patients 30 days to add or exchange any eyewear products. Also, we offer 60 days on any eyeglass rechecks or contact lens follow ups that are needed by our team of optometrists.