Category: Myopia


Hyperopia, Myopia, and Presbyopia: What exactly are they?

21 Feb 2017
  As is the case with pretty much any medical treatments, you will encounter lots of interesting terminology when it comes to your eyes.   So, while medical terms such as myopia, hyperopia and presbyopia are perfectly fine for highly trained and qualified eye care professionals like ourselves to use, we recognise that not everyone […]
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Kilkenny Hurler Padraig Walsh has Laser Eye Surgery

19 Apr 2016
  Padraig Walsh, top hurler for Kilkenny, recently received PRK treatment here at Optilase. PRK treatment combats the common conditions short sightedness (myopia), long sightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism (irregular corneal shape).   Star Treatment for Kilkenny Hurler   As a Hurling Star Padraig Walsh knew laser eye surgery could make a difference, not only to […]
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A Single Test That Can Predict Onset Of Myopia in Children

15 May 2015
  Most of us will recall that very often, as a child, our parents would holler at us to “move back from that television or you’ll get square eyes!”. (Does this ring any bells or was it just me!?)   Of course, as a child you don’t question the fact that it is not physically […]
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Laser Eye Surgery for Myopia

23 Jan 2013
Myopia (short-sightedness) is caused when the eye doesn’t bend or refract light properly to a single focus. This means it’s very difficult to see images clearly, and although objects held close to you look clear, distant objects are blurred.   You may notice symptoms like eye strain; find yourself squinting to see things, have trouble […]
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