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Refractive Errors

Treat Refractive Errors Best in India

At Go Health India, know Refractive Errors the very common eye disorders that occur when the eye cannot visibly focus the images from the refractive-errors-slideroutside world. The result of Refractive Errors is clearly blurred vision, which is occasionally so severe that it reasons visual impairment.

Refractive Errors are disorders, not diseases. The Refractive Errors mean that the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly resulting in a blurred image.

Types of Refractive Errors

1.       Myopia

Also known as nearsightedness, Myopia is often discovered in childhood. Mostly this grows throughout the teenage years when the body is growing rapidly. People with high degrees of Myopia have a higher risk of detached retina that may be repaired with surgery.

2.       Hyperopia

Hyperopia, recognized as farsightedness, comes as one of the Refractive Errors in which an image of a distant object becomes focused behind the retina, either because the eyeball axis is too short, or because the refractive power of the eye is too weak.

3.       Astigmatism

Astigmatism usually occurs when the front surface of the eye having an irregular curvature. Normally the cornea is smooth and equally curved in all directions and light entering the cornea is focused equally on all planes, or in all directions. In astigmatism, the front surface of the cornea is curved more in one direction than in the other.

4.       Presbyopia

After age 40, the lens of the eye becomes more rigid and does not loosen as easily. The result is that it is more difficult to read at close range. This normal aging process of the lens may also be combined with Myopia, Hyperopia or Astigmatism.

Ways to treat Refractive Errors


This renders as the simplest and most popular way of correcting refractive errors.

Contact Lens:

This appears cosmetically much better though the maintenance and cleaning of contact lenses may be cumbersome.

Refractive Surgeries:

These are increasingly getting popular with the initiation of more expected laser treatments.

Know Symptoms to Refractive Errors


  • Children come with difficulty in reading small letters on the blackboard;
  • Some children squeeze their eyes while attempting to see distant objects like blackboard, television etc.;
  • Children hold books close to their face while reading;
  • They can experience eye strain while trying to read for long hours;
  • Children can develop swellings on the lids due to constant rubbing of the eyes to see things clearly;
  • Eye pain and headache may occur.

Treatment of Refractive Errors

To correct Refractive Errors, eyeglasses and contact lenses are still the most common ways. However, advances in refractive surgery technology have augmented fame of surgical corrections in recent years. Here, some of the more common refractive surgery techniques used in correcting refractive errors is given below:

  • PRK
  • IntraLase