Many Americans over the age of 40 currently suffer from a vision disorder. However, vision disorders can also affect children and adolescents. One of the most common vision disorders that affects all age ranges includes Myopia. Myopia is also commonly known as nearsightedness, and although it is common, it is important to treat this condition with the help of a trained optometrist.
At Eyes on 45th in Fargo, ND, we can help provide effective care to treat your myopia as well as prevent it from getting worse. An optometrist on our team can help diagnose this condition as well as provide follow-up care to ensure your vision does not worsen due to myopia.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia is a condition also known as nearsightedness, and it is considered a refractive error. A refractive error is a condition in which the light does not properly focus when going into the retina of the eye. For you to see clearly, the retina must process this light and have it focused. Issues with the shape of the cornea or lens can cause light hitting the back of the retina to not be focused, leading to blurry vision and the symptoms of myopia.
These may include eye strain, headaches, squinting to see things, and not being able to see things from a distance. Myopia can occur in children, as well as adults, and it can affect older adults as well. Fortunately, there are effective treatments to help slow the progression of myopia and help people see clearly.
How Can an Optometrist Help with Myopia Control?
The most effective yet simple treatment for myopia involves contact lenses and eyeglasses. Contact lens prescriptions and eyeglasses can help immediately correct any refractive errors caused by myopia. In addition, and an optometrist on our team can help determine if your myopia is getting worse and if there are other treatment options available.
These include surgery for refractive errors, commonly known as LASIK surgery. In addition, evidence now shows that certain eyedrops, can also help slow the progression of myopia in children. An optometrist on our team can conduct an eye exam to determine if your symptoms are caused by myopia and provide follow-up care.
See Clearly with Our Optometry Services at Eyes on 45th
You don't have to suffer from the effects of myopia forever. There are effective ways to initiate myopia control and start seeing clearly! Call us at (701) 492-3937 Eyes on 45th to schedule an appointment at our Fargo, ND, clinic and see how our optometry services can help.