Myopia is a refractive problem which makes it difficult to see far distances. It is also called near-sightedness.
Hyperopia, also known as far-sightedness, makes your eyes work harder to see small details up close.
Astigmatism is when the eye is not round; the front curve is more like a football with a long curve and a short curve. This creates a distortion in your vision, like the funhouse mirrors.
Presbyopia is the age-related problem where you lose the ability to adjust your focus for near objects.
A cataract is a clouding in the lens of the eye. Over time, the clouding becomes heavier, causing progressively more blurry vision.
This eye disease is characterized by an increase in the pressure inside the eye. The higher pressure pushes on the optic nerve, causing damage and loss of sight. Since these damaged nerves cannot regenerate, the vision loss is non-reversible, even with treatment.
Polarized lenses, while they look tinted, are actually a series of gratings on the lens that only lets light through at a certian angle, while blocking light from other angles. This reduces glare, especially off of water and pavement.
The higher the prescription, the greater the benefit to use these "thinner and lighter" lenses. These lens materials bend the light more severely, so you can get a greater refractive effect with less material.
We currently work with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, VSP, Davis Vision, Eyemed, Cigna, and Coast to Coast Vision Plan. However, this list is ever-changing due to insurance policies. For specific questions related to your plan, please call our office at 361-993-5882 during business hours and we will be happy to answer those questions.