THE NORMAL EYE

One of the most critical components of your eye is the cornea – the “window” of your eye. The job of the cornea is to bend, or refract, light rays precisely on the retina.

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THE NEAR-SIGHTED EYE

Myopia (near-sightedness) is the result of an eyeball which is too long, or a cornea which is too curved. In both cases, light rays entering your eye fall short of the retina, and objects in the distance appear blurred. If you have this condition, you are not alone; more than 70 million people in North America have myopia.

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THE FAR-SIGHTED EYE

Hyperopia (far-sightedness), is the opposite of myopia. Here, your eye is too short or your cornea is less curved. Consequently, light rays entering your eye fall behind the retina. This results in blurred vision – which is worse at near distances than far.

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THE ASTIGMATIC EYE

Astigmatism occurs when your cornea is shaped like a football with two different curvatures. Images appear blurred or ghost-like because light rays are refracted unequally. In extreme cases, images both near and far appear blurred. Many people who have myopia also have astigmatism.

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Our Locations

Columbia Medical Center

11055 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 105
Columbia, MD 21044

Phone:

Fax :

(410) 964-9414

Hours:

M-Th: 8AM-5PM

F: 8AM-4:30PM

Sat: By Appointment

Pine Heights Medical Center

1001 Pine Heights Avenue, Suite 101
Baltimore, MD 21229

Phone:

Fax :

(410) 644-8250

Hours:

M-Th: 8AM-5PM

F: 8AM-4:30PM

Marriottsville Center

2400 Longstone Lane, Suite 206
Marriottsville, Maryland 21104

Phone:

Fax :

(410) 480-9985

Hours:

M-W: 8AM-5PM

F: 8AM-4:30PM

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