Nearsightedness (myopia)

When the eyeball is too long, light rays focus in front of, rather than on, the retina. Under these circumstances, near objects are perceived clearly but distant objects are not.

Farsightedness (hyperopia)

When the eyeball is too short, light rays entering the eye focus behind the retina. Distant objects are seen clearly but near objects are not.

Astigmatism

Vision becomes distorted when the surface of the cornea has an uneven curvature; sometimes, it is the eye’s lens that is irregularly shaped. This type of irregularity causes light to focus on more than one spot in the back of the eye, causing blurred vision.

Presbyopia (loss of reading vision)

Over time, the eye’s lens gradually loses its elasticity and its ability to change shape to see close objects. Bifocals or reading glasses are the traditional prescription for remedying this presbyopic loss of accommodation, but monovision correction may be able to eliminate your need for glasses.

Quinlan Eye Surgery & Laser Center

Fort Scott Office  •  916 Highway 69, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701  •  620-223-0200
Pittsburg Office  •  1606 N. Broadway, Pittsburg, Kansas 66762  •  620-232-3937