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MeeraSight - Refractive Services

Refractive errors are optical imperfections that prevent the eye from properly focusing light, causing blurred vision which can be for distance vision, near vision or reading or both. If this happens in early age it can lead to crossing of eyes or squint in children and may cause permanent damage to vision.

Types of Refractive errors 

  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)

  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

  • Astigmatism

  • Presbyopia (aging of the lens in the eye).

A refractive error can be diagnosed by us during a routine eye examination. Testing usually consists of asking you to read a vision chart while testing an assortment of lenses to maximize your vision. This process can be augmented with help of an auto refractor. Special imaging or other testing is rarely necessary.

Treatment of Refractive Errors:

  1. Spectacles or glasses

  2. Contact lenses

    • Refractive surgeries  

    • Laser Vision correction

      • PRK (Surface Ablation)

      • LASIK (Flap Surgery)

      • SMILE (Flapless Surgery)

    • Phakic  IOL/ICL

  3. Refractive lens Exchange.

There is no universally-accepted, best method for correcting refractive errors. The best option for you should be decided after a thorough examination and discussion about your lifestyle and your vision needs.

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