​​Deer Eye Clinic

 Ophthalmology Group

Office Hours:

​8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F

Office Phone(501) 224-4701

Office Fax(501) 224-1003​

Optical Line(501) 224-4359

Office Hours:

​8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. M-F

Office Phone(501) 224-4701

Office Fax(501) 224-1003​

Optical Line(501) 224-4359

Refractive Error

Refractive error is a general term basically meaning the eye requires correction to see  clearly. Eyes can be nearsighted, farsighted, astigmatic, presbyopic, or a combination of the above. Eyes can be corrected with eye glasses, contact lenses, and laser vision correction surgery such as LASIK or PRK.


Nearsightedness, or myopia, occurs when the cornea is steeply contoured or the eye is too elongated. Objects that are close to the eye are clearly focused, whereas objects at a distance are blurry.


Farsightedness, or hyperopia, occurs when the cornea is more flatly contoured or the eye is too short. Objects that are close to the eye may be blurry, whereas objects at a distance are usually clear.


Astigmatism occurs when the cornea or eye is shaped more like an ellipse (like a football) rather than round (like a basketball). This causes the image to be blurry since it is focused at multiple points.


Presbyopia is the loss of the ability to focus clearly on objects up close. It typically begins in the 40s when people find they need to hold books, magazines, newspapers, menus, and other reading materials at arm's length in order to focus properly. Presbyopia can lead to eyestrain and headaches. It is generally believed to stem from a gradual loss of flexibility in the natural lens inside your eye. 


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