HEALTH DIARY | Understanding Vision: Long-sightedness and Short-sightedness

Ever wondered why some people wear glasses for reading while others need them for distant objects? It all comes down to how our eyes focus light. On this episode we explore Short-sightedness (Myopia) and Long-sightedness (Hyperopia). Short-sightedness (Myopia)When you're short-sighted, nearby objects are clear, but distant objects appear blurry. This happens because light focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it Long-sightedness (Hyperopia): On the other hand, long-sighted people struggle with close-up vision. This occurs when light focuses behind the retina, making nearby objects blurry. Both conditions are common and can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or in some cases, surgery. If you notice changes in your vision, it's essential to schedule an eye exam. Understanding your vision can lead to clearer, sharper sight and a healthier future for your eyesight!
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