Category: <span>Refractive Error</span>

What Is Refractive Error?

Vision is a pretty amazing thing – except for when it isn’t. Over 75 per cent of Americans are estimated to wear optical correction in the form of spectacles or contact lenses. And it’s thought that even more should be wearing some form of optical correction but instead wear some form of denial to address refractive error.

Refractive error occurs when the eye cannot properly focus which, of course, results in blurred vision. The 4 most common types of refractive error are myopia, presbyopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
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Research & Publications

Factors that Affect Your Risk of Getting a Pterygium

  Risks are a necessary part of life. Stepping out of the house is a risk – you could get stung by a bee in the garden; …

Can Kids Get Pterygia?

  Pterygium – a benign wing-shaped overgrowth of tissue from the whites of the eye over the transparent cornea. It’s …

The Link Between Pterygia and Melanoma

  Who doesn’t love the sun and surf? The answer is probably nobody. And who loves surfer’s eye? The answer is also …