Are you Myopic or Hyperpopic? Find out here and see how ACUVUE® contact lenses can help you today.
What is Myopia?
If you are short sighted you will have trouble seeing objects at a distance. Your vision is clear up close, sometimes up to just centimetres or metres away. But beyond that, objects become fuzzy or out of focus. This may affect you when you are driving, at the gym, playing sports or even trying to recognize someone at a distance.
How can Myopia be corrected?
Most short sightedness can be corrected with ACUVUE® brand contact lenses including:
Contact lenses for myopia are concave, or thinner at the centre than at the edges. This helps to direct light away from the centre of the lens and move the focal point of the light back so it reaches the retina.
Do you have Myopia?
Our simple snellen test is simple enough to try at home.
The Snellen test is the best-known vision test. It uses a chart with different sizes of letters to evaluate how accurately you can see from a distance.
What is Hyperopia?
If you are long sighted you can see objects clearly at a distance, but find it hard or impossible to focus up close. In severe cases, it takes constant effort to focus on objects at all distances. Hyperopia (long sightedness) can interfere with day-to-day tasks such as reading and writing.
How can Hyperopia be corrected?
Most long sightedness can be corrected with ACUVUE® brand contact lenses including:
Contact lenses for hyperopia are thicker at the centre and thinner at the edges. They bend the light toward the centre and move the focal point forward so that light is focused on, rather than behind, the retina.
Do you have Hyperopia?
Our simple near vision test is simple enough to try at home.
This test measures your ability to read and see objects close up (within arm's distance of your body). This test is important if you have hyperopia or presbyopia.
ACUVUE® range of products to correct Myopia or Hyperopia