Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition that allows people to see close objects clearly, but objects that are at a distance appear blurred. This condition is not an eye disease, but a condition caused by a refractive error – that is when the eye doesn’t bend light the way it is supposed to. Myopic patients have a longer ocular axis in which light rays come into focus in front of the retina. Because of improper light focus, images do not appear clear.
Myopia can be inherited. If one of your parents suffer from myopia, there are chances that you could by myopic as well. The condition is most often discovered in children between 8 and 12 years of age. Myopia can occur in adults as well. Around 25% of Americans suffer from this condition.
People suffering from myopia have difficulty seeing things that are at a distance such as road signs, television, and even hoarding boards. Blurry vision, eye strain, squinting, and headaches are all commonly experienced with myopia if it is left untreated.
Treatment of Myopia
Today there are several corrective measures that can help you live a comfortable life without having to strain your eyes. At Advanced Visual Care we offer our patients a wide range of treatments for their myopic condition:
- ICL surgery
- Cataract surgery
- Prescription glasses
- Contact lenses
Symptoms of myopia
The most common symptoms that you might experience if you suffer from myopia include:
- Squinting your eyes to see properly
- Difficulty seeing objects that are far away – the blackboard at school, road signs, and television.
Do you suffer from myopia?
If you find it difficult to read from a distance, chances are that you suffer from myopia. If you have not checked your eyes in the recent past, now is a good time to visit your ophthalmologist.
Treat myopia and prevent dangerous conditions
If you suffer from myopia, then you are at high risk for developing a much more serious condition known as a detached retina. Retinal detachment is a dangerous condition. A reliable ophthalmologist will be able to monitor your eyes for evidence of a retinal problem and also monitor your eyes for changes in the retina.
If you are unhappy with your vision or notice vision changes, we can help diagnose and treat your eye condition. We always suggest that any eye problem needs to be treated as soon as possible. Don’t wait until your condition worsens.
Advanced Vision Care is a private practice in Los Angeles, California. Here, we provide quality care and support. We pride ourselves on being early adopters of state-of-art techniques and surgeries with a very high success rate.
Give us a call and we will arrange a consultation with our specialists to test and diagnose your eye condition and discuss treatment options with you.