Pertaining to the distance that you can see when looking at objects, both myopia (nearsightedness) and hyperopia (farsightedness) are two of the most common visual disorders. A thorough eye exam with our Throggs Neck eye doctor, Dr. William E. Guerrero, can diagnose the level of these disorders and treat them accordingly. Dr. Guerrero believes in continued education and a lifetime of learning and brings the latest technology and information back to our patients.
Myopia is a condition where you can see better up close than you can far away. The myopia is caused by the eye being longer than average, so light that is focused in the eye lands in front of the retina rather than on the retina. Our patients with severe myopia can clearly see objects just a few inches away while those with mild cases can clearly see objects that are several yards away. Myopia tends to run in families, can develop both, gradually or rapidly, and often worsens during childhood and teen years. Some treatments that our Throggs Neck eye doctor will suggest are nearsighted glasses, contact lenses, and laser refractive surgery. All these viable options are used to move the image from in front of your retina to on the retina itself.
Hyperopia, means that you can see better far away that you can close up. With higher amounts of hyperopia, however, you won’t be able to see clearly either far away or up close. Your focusing ability is determined by the degree of your farsightedness and is usually present at birth and also runs in families. Since hyperopia is caused by the eye being smaller than average, the light that is focused in the eye lands behind the retina rather than on the retina. Much like myopia, glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery are recommended as treatment to move the image from behind your retina to on the retina. Our Throggs Neck eye doctor, and our well-educated staff, make it a goal to get to know each patient, and your needs, personally. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond, to diagnose, treat as well as educate, giving a new meaning to the term, “seeing clearly”.