Vision and Eye Shapes Explained
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Each different eye shape can affect the way that an individual can see. With an array of different eye shapes, including hooded, up-turned, and monolid eyes, it is safe to say that depending on eye shape, vision varies. Vision works by allowing light into the cornea of the eye. The light rays are then refracted by the cornea and passed through the pupil. Light is further bent through the lens of the eye, where it eventually is focused on the retina in the back of the eye.
Types of Eye Shapes
Determining which eye shape one has can be pretty easy for some. However, with so many different shapes, it can get confusing for others. Here is a short list of each of the most common eye shapes:
- Deep-set eyes
- Monolid eyes
- Hooded eyes
- Upturned eyes
- Downturned eyes
- Close-set eyes
- Wide-set eyes
- Almond eyes
- Round eyes
How Eye Shape Affects Vision
Each different eye shape means that the lid and other parts of the eye can also have a different shape. Some individuals may have been born with congenital ptosis, an abnormal drooping of the eyelid that has been present since birth. When this issue exists, vision can be affected. For individuals who have this condition, the pupil can be partially or entirely covered, obstructing any view. One or both eyes may suffer from ptosis.
If needed, our team is available to schedule eyelid surgery at the Advanced Eyelid Surgery Center. During this corrective procedure, eyelid shape can be changed and made more aesthetically pleasing to the individual.
Additionally, the shape of the physical eyeball can also affect one's vision. For instance, someone's eyeball can be short or elongated, causing nearsightedness or farsightedness. While the physical eye shape is more often an aesthetic issue versus a vision issue, the eyeball's shape is what causes vision problems.
See Clearly with Dr. Mayli Davis
Are you concerned about your eye shape? Are you suffering from ptosis or another eyelid condition which obstructs your vision? If so, please call the Advanced Eyelid Surgery Center at (817) 778-4444. Our team is happy to help address any areas of concern. We are happy to work with you on getting the perfect eye shape. To contact us, please use the contact page to get in touch with Dr. Mayli Davis. Our team looks forward to working with you to achieve your desired results.