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Common Eye Care Medical Terms

April 3, 2018

During your regular appointments with your optometrist at Clarity Laser Vision, you may hear a variety of eye care medical terms you are not familiar with. We want to provide you with definitions of common terms you may hear during your next appointment to better understand what your eye doctor is telling you. Read on to learn 10 eye care medical terms.

  • Age-related macular degeneration. This is an eye disorder that can damage the retina and affect vision loss in certain areas.
  • Amblyopia. This is when one eye lacked in development and cannot be corrected with glasses. It is commonly known as a “lazy eye” and can be fixed with a patch or vision therapy to strengthen the eye.
  • Astigmatism. This is an irregularly shaped cornea or lens that causes blurry vision from the light not properly focusing.
  • Cataract. Cataract causes loss of vision from a cloudy part of your lens.
  • Glaucoma. This is several eye disorders that can cause nerve damage and damage to tissues. Glaucoma can lead to blindness.
  • Hyperopia. Hyperopia is also known as farsightedness. This makes it hard for an individual to focus on close-up objects.
  • Myopia. This is also known as nearsightedness. This makes it hard for an individual to see far away objects.
  • Presbyopia. This is similar to hyperopia but is affected by the individual’s age.
  • Visual Acuity. This is the measurement of the sharpness of an individual’s vision at 20 feet.
  • Vision Therapy. This is a therapy for your eyes. Your eye doctor will provide you with different exercises to strengthen your eye muscles and focus.

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