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At Netralayam, our medical experts provide the highest quality eye care services to our patients. Our eye specialists provide the highest patient care standards, from cataract surgeries to refractive error treatments. Refractive error refers to the shape of the eye that does not bend light correctly. This results in blurred vision. Refraction in the eye can make it difficult to see clearly.

The basic refractive errors include myopia (near sightedness), presbyopia (difficulty in viewing nearby objects due to age), hyperopia (far sightedness), and astigmatism.


There are various symptoms of refractive error:


The causes of the refraction disorders of the eye are described below:

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What is the most common refractive error?

The most common refractive error of the eye is hyperopia. This condition is also known as farsightedness. Here the image of a far-away object is focused behind the retina due to the eyeball being too short or due to a fragile refractive power of the eye.

Can refractive errors be corrected?

Glasses, contact lenses, or surgery can be used to correct refractive errors of the eye.

What does a refractive error mean?

It is a widespread eye disorder and occurs when the eye cannot clearly focus the images from the outside world.

What causes refractive errors in the eye?

  1. Eyeball length
  2. Problems with the shape of the cornea
  3. Aging of the lens

What are the symptoms of refractive error?

The common symptoms are hazy vision, squinting, headaches, eye strain, seeing glares or halos around bright lights.

Can refractive error cause blindness?

High refractive error in childhood may lead to permanent vision loss if not corrected as early as possible.

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