A simple guide to some of the more common vision problems that we treat at Desert Eye Clinic.

There are many different types of vision problems. This guide will review four of the most common causes of impaired vision. These along with other vision impairments are treated with care at Desert Eye Clinic.


Astigmatism is an uneven curvature of the lens which results in blurred vision. Other symptoms of astigmatism might be eye fatigue and the need to squint. Most people have some degree of astigmatism. In some cases, treatment might not be necessary but is still beneficial. Moderate to severe astigmatism can be treated with corrective lenses or LASIK eye surgery.

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Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia or farsightedness is where vision is good at a distance but not up close. Farsightedness occurs when the eyeball is shorter than normal. Mild farsightedness may not require corrective lenses. If you have moderate to severe farsightedness there are several treatment options available. Schedule an exam at Desert Eye Clinic to discuss what the best option for you is

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Myopia or nearsightedness is where vision is good at near but not in the distance. Nearsightedness occurs when the eyeball is longer than normal. Nearsightedness can be diagnosed during a routine comprehensive eye exam. There are many different treatment options that you can discuss with your eye care doctor at Desert Eye Clinic.

Presbyopia (Aging Eyes)

Aging eyes, also known as presbyopia, is a condition where the lens gradually loses its ability to focus clearly on close images, like reading. Presbyopia is a condition that will eventually come to all. It cannot be prevented with diet or surgery. However, there are many different types of corrective lenses from progressive lenses to multifocal contact lenses. You and your health care provider can discuss the best option for you and our lifestyle. Here at Desert Eye Clinic, we will work with you to suggest the best treatment options for your eyes. Schedule an appointment online or give us a call. (435) 465-2230