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Glossary of Terms

Amblyopia - Condition in which one eye cannot see 20/20 even with the best correction.

Astigmatism - Distorted or blurred focus caused by irregular shape of cornea or lens.

Cataracts - A cloudiness of the crystalline lens of the eye resulting in reduced vision.

Eye Teaming (Binocularity) - Process in which both eyes work together to form one image in the brain.

Farsightedness (Hyperopia) - Type of vision in which seeing at near is strained. Distance vision is often clear.

Glaucoma - A condition leading to blindness caused by a painless increase of pressure within the eye. To learn more about Glaucoma, click HERE.

Macular Degeneration - A degeneration of the central portion of the retina (macula) which is responsible for straight-on vision used in driving, reading, perceiving colors, and recognizing faces. Macular degeneration is the most common cause of blindness in people over 50 years of age.

Nearsightedness (Myopia) - Type of vision in which seeing at far is blurry, although near vision may be good.

Presbyopia - A reduction of near focusing ability usually beginning in the late 30's or early 40's.

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