There are many eye conditions and they can be hard to understand. This article explains the different causes of difficulty with sight.
From long-sightedness to short-sightedness, blurry vision to astigmatism, there are several eye conditions which can leave people struggling to have clear vision.
If you have a Loved One in Aged Care, it can help to have an understanding of the eye conditions which are affecting them. This will make it easier to know their needs and support their eye care.
Understanding different eye conditions
There are four basic eye conditions (called refractive errors) which affect the manner in which the light focuses on the back of the eye (the retina) and ultimately impact the way we see the world. These basic conditions are:
- Myopia or short sightedness
- Hyperopia or long-sightedness
Watch this video to learn more about myopia, which is also referred to as nearsightedness or shortsightedness.