Advertisement

  • Published Date

    April 29, 2021
    Learn More, Click Here.

Ad Text

VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron THE "SECOND SIGHT" PHENOMENON Farsighted (hyperopic) individuals typically have relatively clearer vision at long distance than up close. Up until about age 25, farsightedness sometimes gets better spontaneously, owing to a growing eye that compensates for the fact that it is too short (from front to back) to focus light properly. By the late 30s and early 40s, as the need for a reading prescription arises, farsighted individuals may have increasing difficulty with distance viewing, as well. Lens prescriptions for distance viewing often get stronger in the late-50s and early- 60s. Ironically, early cataract formation can actually decrease hyperopia, a phenomenon known as "second sight." However, this temporary improvement in near vision is short-lived and disappears as the cataract develops further. Eyeglasses or contact lenses almost always can correct farsightedness by changing the way light rays bend as they enter the eyes. Depending on the amount of farsightedness you have, you may need to wear glasses or contact lenses all the time, or only during reading, or work. When you need to schedule an eye exam, please contact SKOWRON EYE CARE. Our goal is to help you maintain a lifetime of healthy, clear, comfortable vision by using the latest in technologies. At Skowron eyecare, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. The type of cataract most likely to produce second vision is a "nuclear" cataract, which develops from deep in the central zone (nucleus) of the eye lens. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com VIEWS FOR 20/20 by Dr. Mark Skowron THE "SECOND SIGHT" PHENOMENON Farsighted (hyperopic) individuals typically have relatively clearer vision at long distance than up close. Up until about age 25, farsightedness sometimes gets better spontaneously, owing to a growing eye that compensates for the fact that it is too short (from front to back) to focus light properly. By the late 30s and early 40s, as the need for a reading prescription arises, farsighted individuals may have increasing difficulty with distance viewing, as well. Lens prescriptions for distance viewing often get stronger in the late-50s and early- 60s. Ironically, early cataract formation can actually decrease hyperopia, a phenomenon known as "second sight." However, this temporary improvement in near vision is short-lived and disappears as the cataract develops further. Eyeglasses or contact lenses almost always can correct farsightedness by changing the way light rays bend as they enter the eyes. Depending on the amount of farsightedness you have, you may need to wear glasses or contact lenses all the time, or only during reading, or work. When you need to schedule an eye exam, please contact SKOWRON EYE CARE. Our goal is to help you maintain a lifetime of healthy, clear, comfortable vision by using the latest in technologies. At Skowron eyecare, your 20/20 vision is our mission. P.S. The type of cataract most likely to produce second vision is a "nuclear" cataract, which develops from deep in the central zone (nucleus) of the eye lens. SKOWRON EYE CARE 370 N. York, Elmhurst, IL 60126 630-834-6244 www.skowroneyecare.com