Basic Refractive Errors

Conditions correctable with eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser vision correction

Eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser vision correction (LVC) can correct eye conditions including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Your Vision Lifestyle Questionnaire will help us recommend the right solution to meet your needs.

Myopia (nearsightedness)

A vision condition in which objects at near are clearer than objects that are far. Typically, these patients need corrective lenses for such activities as driving or watching a movie.

Hyperopia (farsightedness)

A vision condition in which objects that are far are clearer than objects that are near. While an individual with hyperopia can easily see a bird sitting on a fence across the street, they will have trouble seeing the alarm clock on their bedside table without corrective lenses or laser vision correction.


Blurry vision caused by an irregular shape of the cornea or sometimes the curvature of the lens in the eye. People experience varying degrees of blurry vision when they have astigmatism, however, sometimes only one eye may be affected. A full range of specialty lenses for eyeglasses as well as contact lenses and laser vision correction are available to address this condition.


As time goes by, most people lose the ability to focus on near objects due to loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens. This is a natural occurrence that happens to everyone. Fortunately, the affects of presbyopia can be corrected with reading glasses, bifocals, progressive lenses, multi-focal contact lenses and for some patients, laser vision correction.