Eye problems can range from mild to very serious. Symptoms like headaches, itchy or tired eyes, loss of focus and blurred vision are usually associated with digital eye strain. Eye strain is usually is not serious and goes away once you rest your eyes. However, other eye problems are far more serious and should not be taken lightly. In fact, anytime your vision changes suddenly, you should seek medical attention right away.
Hyperopia is the medical term for farsightedness. It refers to a vision condition in which things at a distance are easier to see than things up close. Hyperopia occurs when light entering the eye is focused behind the retina instead of directly on it. Although hyperopia is a common vision problem, people experience farsightedness differently. For some, there are no noticeable problems with their vision and for others vision can be blurred at any distance near or far.
A visual processing disorder, also known as a perceptual disorder, is a deficiency that hinders a child’s ability to make sense of information they see. When a perceptual vision problem is present, understanding what you see, identifying it, judging its importance and relating it to previously stored information in the brain becomes disconnected. When this occurs, everyday activities such as reading, writing, and learning can be very frustrating for a child.