When Things Look Different

Posted By on May 15, 2020 in General | 0 comments

Do you keep pulling up a chair next to the television to exam the freckles on the performers?

You find you can only do social distancing to three feet or one does not know where their loved one is?

Consider this

In a year designated as 2020, it reminds a person they may need to concentrate a bit on their vision. As all have learned this year, any underlying conditions may need to become addressed to have an optimum outcome of any health challenge encountered. Or to avoid one.

To an excellent Houston ophthalmologist like Dr. Amjad Khokhar, 20/20 vision defines as clarity and sharpness of eyesight at a distance. It means if one takes a pace of 20 feet then slowly turns around to look back at the starting point, a person can see at 20 feet, what should clearly be seen at that distance.

As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Khokhar would call it visual acuity. His clinics strive to give the most visual acuity possible for a person either by surgery, glasses, or contact lenses.


People without normal visual acuity may have a condition like myopia that can become corrected. As reported by the American Optometric Association, myopia or nearsightedness is a common eye condition experienced by nearly 30 percent of the USA population.

When a person becomes myopic their vision clouds or blurs on objects, they attempt to see far away. Up close and personal, they see nearby objects well.

When one speaks of distance, it’s not miles away, but feet away. It becomes harder to watch television, see a movie at a theater, or if younger what the teacher does on a projection screen in front of a classroom.  Some studies have suggested that nearsightedness is an inherited trait.

Why would myopia become inherited?

If both parents have the condition myopia, then an increased likelihood exists for their children to have the condition. At some point, after birth, the eyeball physically develops into a longer than normal orb or just the front covering known as the transparent cornea becomes more curvaceous.

Genetics plays a part in growth patterns. The curving does not harm the eye itself, but as a light ray enters the pupil, it doesn’t take the path to land on the surface of their retina that offers the most accurate vision.

It causes a person to spend more energy on seeing rather than on other body processes.


Some people have severe myopia. Most cases become corrected with contact lenses and eyeglasses. Some severe nearsightedness responds to refractive surgery which the Houston Clinic has high-level award-winning expertise at performing that type of laser eye surgery.

The surgery reshapes the cornea and/or implants a lens into the eye, which in turn adjusts the light ray to fall on the retina for a more accurate vision.

Have a session with the staff at Houston Lasik clinic and find out about all the options available for myopia. Set up an appointment with the good doctors at the clinic today for a consultation.

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