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What are common vision problems?

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The most common problems with vision are errors of refraction -- the way light rays are focused inside the eye so images can be sent to the brain. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are examples of refractive disorders. You can have them when your eyes are otherwise healthy. They can usually be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery, such as LASIK.

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C. (Editor) Basic Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004. 

The Mayo Clinic: "Eye Care."

Macular Degeneration Partnership.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on February 7, 2020

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C. (Editor) Basic Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004. 

The Mayo Clinic: "Eye Care."

Macular Degeneration Partnership.

Reviewed by Whitney Seltman on February 7, 2020

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