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What is a Refractive Error?

What is a Refractive Error?Refractive errors are vision problems caused by the shape of the eye. Because they prevent light from focusing directly onto the retina, refractive errors can result in a host of vision difficulties such as blurriness, double vision, and halos and glares. Untreated, these errors can also cause significant eye strain and lead to frequent headaches.

If you are struggling with vision difficulties in Plano or surrounding areas of Texas, please call Brooks Eye Associates at (972) 736-9347 to learn about our advanced laser vision correction services.

Types of Refractive Errors

The most common refractive errors are:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

Most refractive errors are genetic. However, some can develop as we age. Even if you have always had perfect vision, you may eventually experience a refractive error and require some sort of vision correction service.

Refractive errors can be addressed with contact lenses and glasses, but these options are not ideal for everyone. If you find eyewear cumbersome or inconvenient, Dallas ophthalmologist Dr. Dain Brooks would be happy to meet with you and discuss laser eye surgery for permanent refractive disorder correction.

To learn more about laser vision correction in Plano, Dallas, Frisco, and surrounding areas of Texas, please contact Brooks Eye Associates today.