Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Yearly exam

UPI (1/7) reports that people who have hyperopia (farsightedness) may need glasses if they "can...see far away objects clearly, but find close up ones blurry." Other symptoms of hyperopia "include eyestrain, headaches, and excessive blinking." Conversely, those whose "close-up
vision is fine," but those "distance vision is less than perfect," may have "myopia, or nearsightedness." Other signs of myopia "include difficulty seeing clearly while driving...frequent squinting, and difficulty seeing writing on signs and television." While "not all
vision problems warrant glasses or contact lenses, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends yearly eye exams for both children and adults to keep prescriptions current and effective."

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