Refractive Errors2020-11-30T17:58:39+00:00

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When the shape of your eye does not bend light correctly, this results in blurred vision correctable with glasses or surgery
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A refractive error is a problem with the eye’s ability to focus light accurately on the retina resulting in blurred vision

If you’d like to know the ins and outs of refractive errors we have all the information you need below

Refractive errors in incidence / prevalence

A refractive error is a problem with the eye’s ability to focus light accurately on the retina due to the shape of the eye.

Rates vary between regions of the world with about 25% of Europeans and 80% of Asians affected.

Refractive error types

The most common types of refractive error are:

  • near-sightedness (myopia)
  • far-sightedness (hypermetropia)
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia (affects most people over the age of 45)

Refractive errors diagnosis and examination process

The diagnosis of a refractive error is usually confirmed by your optometrist during an eye examination using a number of lenses of different optical powers.

Refractive errors treatments

It’s possible to treat refractive errors with glasses and contact lenses; however, the inconveniences that come with these visual aids make vision correction surgery an attractive alternative.

Laser eye surgery or lens replacement can correct your refractive error and remove your dependency on glasses and contact lenses altogether.

Are you over 50 and hate your glasses or contacts?

Ageing doesn’t have to mean dependence on reading glasses. Book an appointment today, and I’ll show you how you can be free to watch the telly and read again without the hassle of glasses and contacts

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Are you over 45 and hate your glasses or contacts?

Ageing doesn’t have to mean dependence on reading glasses. Book an appointment today, and I’ll show you how you can be free to watch the telly and read again without the hassle of glasses and contacts

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Are you over 55 and struggling with ageing eyes and the hassle of glasses?

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Yes, I’ve worn glasses my whole life

If you’ve worn glasses your whole life, presbyopia (the loss of near vision as you age) means adding yet ANOTHER pair of glasses to your collection just so you can read a menu, see the text on your phone or tell the time on your watch.

I can sort this out.

Book an appointment today, and I’ll restore your vision freeing you from the hassle of gasses, and, as a bonus, you’ll avoid future cataract surgery.

Yes, but I’m new to glasses

If you’re new to glasses, buckle up because the frustrations have only just begun. Presbyopia (the loss of near vision as you age) means you’ll now depend on glasses for even the most minor of tasks. Whether that’s working on the computer, reading labels on the back packaging, or simply reading a book.

I can sort this out.

Book an appointment today, and I’ll restore your vision freeing you from the hassle of glasses, and, as a bonus, you’ll avoid future cataract surgery.

My patients across Northwest England and North Wales are thrilled to read again without glasses

Hear how they turned back the clock on their eyes
“Thank you for the new lens you fitted to my right eye. I cannot believe how much better my vision is – massive improvement for driving.”
Mr BF

I was facing the possibility of being unable to drive because of poor vision, but now, after 70 plus years of wearing spectacles, I no longer need them! Amazing! Added to that, my snooker has improved enormously!

Mr DV
The miraculous improvement from my extreme short-sightedness is a massive life change, and I am enormously grateful to you all. I wish to thank you most sincerely for all the expertise, care and kindness shown to me.
Mrs CJ

Thank you for your wonderful skill and professionalism during the time I had my cataracts removed from both eyes. It really did seem like a miracle when the bandages were removed, and I could see clearly without spectacles.

Mr DT

It’s a miracle. People say the days of miracles are over, but they are not. I woke up the following morning after surgery, and for the first time in years, I saw the berries on the Rowan Tree.

Ms IH

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My answers to the most frequently asked questions about lens replacement

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Links to authoritative resources about lens replacement

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A look at better vision – Lens replacement surgery can fix cataracts and eliminate the need for glasses. Click here for more information.

Lens replacement because of cataracts may improve sleep. Click here for more information.

Lens replacement surgery poised to become the most successful refractive procedure. Click here for more information.

They say ‘you are what you eat’. Like any aspect of the body, whether it’s the state of your joints, your brain, your digestion, or your eye health. A healthy and balanced lifestyle plays an important role. Both in warding off disease and even the effects of ageing that some may think are inevitable. Though we can’t eat good vision, we can ensure our diet contains all the vital nutrients and compounds. Click here to read more about laser eye surgery in Auckland and find out more about foods for eye health.

If you have to deal with the hassle of corrective lenses, ditching them for perfect eyesight sounds like a dream come true. The best way to achieve that goal is through laser eye surgery. There are a few different laser procedures to choose from, three of the most common being PRK, LASIK, and SMILE. Even if you think your eyes are too difficult to correct with surgery, this may not be the case. Click here to find out about SMILE laser eye surgery and other treatments available.

Have you spent a lifetime adjusting glasses atop the bridge of your nose or gently popping contact lenses into your eyes? Imagine not having to deal with either or both. So, what is LASIK eye surgery? It is, in one hyphenated word, life-changing. LASIK is an effective treatment that reshapes the cornea and adjusts its focusing power. Click here to learn more about LASIK eye surgery in Brisbane and get your top 5 questions about LASIK eye surgery, answered.

Meet Mr Dan Nguyen,

MBChB MBA FRCOphth FRANZCO
Consultant Eye Surgeon

Hello, I’m Dan Nguyen!

I’m your guide to better vision. Sadly, in today’s climate of long post-lockdown waiting lists and uncertainty around treatment options, many people aren’t getting the clear and personal service they deserve. This can leave you feeling frustrated and anxious about the quality of your vision and unsure about the best way to move forwards. I’m here to show you that there’s a way to beat the surgery queues and move forward with your life. After all, you’re an individual, not a number. Every one of my patients is treated with the utmost care to ensure they get the exceptional results they desire tailored to their unique needs and lifestyle. After treatment, you’ll reclaim the clear, colourful and rich life you deserve. So what are you waiting for? Stop waiting and start living!

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