About Myopia (Nearsightedness)
Nearsightedness, one of the most common vision impairments, is a condition that makes items at a distance appear blurry or hard to see. Known by physicians as myopia, nearsightedness affects roughly 30 percent of Americans. Individuals that are nearsighted tend to see well up close but have difficulty when viewing images from a distance, such as street signs when driving. The great news is that there are several options available to cope with or correct nearsightedness and help restore your vision.
At Eye Health Vision Centers of the greater South Coast area, our team of experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists are skilled to diagnosis nearsightedness and recommend advanced vision correction solutions that will fit your lifestyle and improve your quality of life. If you have noticed a decline in your vision and are having trouble seeing from a distance, contact Eye Health Vision Centers to schedule a visual exam. For your convenience, we have locations in Middletown, RI and Fairhaven, Fall River, Taunton, and Dartmouth, MA.
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The most prominent symptom associated with nearsightedness is the inability to clearly view objects and items that are at a distance. Along with blurry vision, patients often experience frequent headaches caused by eye strain. Uncorrected nearsightedness may also cause fatigue because of the constant strain on the eyes. If you were previously diagnosed with nearsightedness but are still experiencing symptoms even while wearing prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or after a laser vision correction surgery, you should schedule an eye exam with Eye Health Vision Centers.
The clinical cause of nearsightedness is an eyeball that is too long or a cornea that is too curved. Objects and items appear blurred because the light that enters the eye cannot focus correctly on the misshapen eye. Nearsightedness typically begins in school-aged children, especially those who are genetically predisposed to the condition. However, adults can also develop the condition due to environmental factors and health conditions, such as the change of blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.
For the treatment of nearsightedness, our team can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses or schedule a meeting with one of our ophthalmologists to discuss laser vision correction surgery. After diagnosis and a discussion about your lifestyle, a member of our experienced team will be able to recommend the best course of treatment for your specific condition.
Clear Vision At All Distances
When your vision is not as clear as it could be and unpleasant symptoms are beginning to cause discomfort and pain, you need a solution that addresses the issue long-term. At Eye Health Vision Centers, our experienced team can diagnose and treat vision problems, like nearsightedness, to restore the clarity of your vision and the quality of your life. Contact one of our South Coast-area locations today to learn more or schedule an appointment with a member of our team.