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Vision Problems

A concise guide to some of the most common vision problems treated at Child & Family Eyecare in Wichita

There are many different types of vision problems that could be affecting your eyesight.  Here are 4:

Astigmatism

The shape of the eye is not a round as it could be.  This causes blurry vision at any distance.

 Farsightedness

This one is tricky.  If you’re a child, you can have this and show no vision problems on tests for eyesight (20/20).  BUT, research shows you may have trouble reading or learning if you have farsightedness.  We can rapidly check you to see if you have this problem and we can fix it.

If you’re an adult, this will make it blurry up close.

Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness, medically known as myopia, refers to vision that is good at close range but not at a distance. It generally occurs because the eyeball is too “long” as measured from front to back.

Nearsightedness is diagnosed during routine eye exams and possible treatments include eyeglasses, contacts, acrylic corneal implants, LASIK, radial keratotomy (RK) and photorefractive keratotomy (PRK). Your eye care provider will suggest the best treatment option for you.

Aging Eyes

This typically occurs about age 40.  It happens to all of us.  We treat this with contacts, glasses, or both.

 

Your eye care provider at Child & Family Eyecare will work with you to diagnose your vision problem and suggest the best treatment option for your eyes at our optometric office in Wichita. For more information, schedule an appointment with your eye care provider, and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.