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Near- / Far-Sightedness

Are you Near- or Far-sighted?


Far-sightedness, also known as hyperopia, is a condition of the eye in which light is focused behind, instead of on, the retina. This results in close objects appearing blurry, while far objects may appear normal. As the condition worsens, comfortable focussing at all distances may become difficult. Other symptoms may include headaches and eye strain. 


Near-sightedness, also known as short-sightedness and myopia, is a condition of the eye where light focuses in front of, instead of on, the retina. This causes distant objects to be blurry while close objects appear normal. Other symptoms may include headaches and eye strain. 


Freeform technology, developed in Germany, allows for an unparalleled level of precision and customisation in creating personalised lenses. Torga Optical manufactures all of its own lenses, using the very latest German precision lens technology, in our state-of-the-art Lens Laboratory in Maitland, Cape Town.


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