What are Refractive Errors?
In a healthy human eye, light enters through the cornea or clear front window of the eye and the cornea refracts (bends) the light so that it passes through the pupil and then the eye's natural crystalline lens. In an eye with perfect vision, the light rays focus on the retina and a clear picture is transmitted to the brain through the optic nerve. A refractive error, such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, or presbyopia (age-related farsightedness), happens when light is not bending and focusing on the back of the retina to produce a clear picture. Refractive errors are common and can affect patients of all ages.
How are refractive errors treated?
Refractive errors are often treated with corrective lenses, and Clewner & Kelly Eye Center offers a wide variety of contacts and glasses to suit your lifestyle, needs, and budget in our optical shop. For patients who desire to eliminate or reduce their dependence on corrective lenses, our full-service ophthalmology center offers refractive surgery to improve vision. Refractive surgeries correct refractive errors either by reshaping the cornea or inserting an artificial lens into the eye. Schedule a refractive surgery consultation at our center in Boca Raton, FL, and our eye surgeons will conduct corneal mapping to determine the best refractive surgery to meet your individual needs.
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Live With sharp, Clear Vision
Your eyesight is an important asset to your overall quality of life, and an experienced ophthalmologist can offer innovative solutions to improve your vision. Whether you choose to wear corrective lenses or elect to try refractive surgery, our friendly team at Clewner & Kelly Eye Center is here to help. Contact our center in Boca Raton, FL to schedule a consultation, and live life with clear vision.