Serving Hanover, MA and Carver, MA

Hanover: 781-826-6844

Carver: 508-866-2888

& Carver Family Eyecare with Dr. Michael Floridia

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Patient Education

Our practice carries the most fashionable, affordable, high quality eye wear available in the industry today and we are sure to have something for everyone. Our goal is to evaluate our patients' needs and fit them with the best product that will address their visual needs and life style situations.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness)

Hyperopia is known as farsightedness. It is a common vision disorder which means you can see distance objects clearly and objects near may be blurry. Hyperopia is usually present at birth and tends to run in families.

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Myopia is another common disorder which is usually called nearsightedness, which means that you can see objects near clearly but objects farther away are blurry. Myopia may develop gradually or rapidly and may worsen during childhood and adolescence. Like hyperopia, nearsightedness tends to run in the families.


Presbyopia is the gradual loss of your ability to focus on nearby objects. This disorder becomes noticeable in your early to mid-40s and continues to worsen until around age 65. You may become aware of presbyopia when you start holding books and recipes at arm's length to be able to read them.


Astigmatism is a common imperfection in the curvature of the eye. Consistent blurred vision from astigmatism occurs when the cornea or lens (front surface of your eye) has a slightly different curve in one direction from the other. The surface may have some areas that are flatter or steeper.


Cataracts is an eye disorder that is a clouding of the lens of your eye. Most cataracts develop slowly and appear similar to looking through a frosty or fogged-up window.

You should have your eye sight checked if you:

  • You are experiencing itching, burning, or redness in either or both eyes.

  • You have clouded, blurred or dim vision.

  • You have frequent changes in eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions.

  • You have sensitivity to light.

  • You have increasing difficulty with vision at night.