Eye Focusing Problem

At Eye 1st Vision, We Care About Your Eyes

Eye 1st Vision is a full-service optometry practice dedicated to helping our patients' vision. Even if nothing seems to be wrong with your vision, we urge you to come in for a wellness eye examination. we treat a wide range of conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, and pink eye. The overwhelmingly predominant reason why patients come to us is due to a focusing problem caused by a refractive error. If you have noticed your eye having trouble focusing, a refractive error may be the root cause of it. Here at Eve 1st Vision Center, we can help you with whatever eye focusing problem you are dealing with.


Is a Refractive Error the Cause of Your Eye-Focusing Problem?

There are several types of refractive error problems that might be affecting your vision, but the two most common are myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness). And if you are middle or of old age, you may have presbyopia. All three are eye focusing problems, and are the result of your eye's shape, and its inability to bend (refract) light properly. If you have perfect vision, your cornea and lens should work together to focus the image you are looking at on the retina in the back of the eye. However sometimes an eye has an irregular shape or the cornea doesn't curve properly.

  • If your cornea is curved too steeply, light is focused in front of the retina causing myopia. This makes it hard to see things like movie screens, traffic signs, or chalkboards. Basically, anything too far away will be hard to see.
  • If you eye is too short, the light rays entering it will focus behind the retina causing hyperopia. As a result, you will have trouble reading and seeing things at a close distance, but will have no problem focusing on things that are far away.
  • Presbyopia occurs if your lens losses its flexibility. This usually happens to people over the age of 40. As a result, the eye becomes more rigid and has more difficulty focusing on things in front of you. Being farsighted or nearsighted does not make you immune to presbyopia.

Our optometrists can detect these eye-focusing problems by prescribing corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.

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If you are suffering from any of these conditions in the Sandy Springs area but do not want to wear glasses or contacts, then consult with our team to see if Lasik surgery is right for you. We at Eye 1st Vision Center care about our patient’s vision. That is why we are dedicated to finding the best prescription for your visual impairment. Contact us today to see how we can help you see better tomorrow. 


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