Common Eye Conditions
As light enters your eye, several things can happen to cause distorted vision. When light is unable to focus properly on the retina, this is called a refractive error. Following is a brief overview of the most common refractive error conditions, as well as eye problems that develop with aging.
Also known as myopia, this is the most common refractive error and results in distant objects being blurred. This typically happens when the eye is too long and light from distant objects focuses in front of, rather than on, the retina.