Myopia or Nearsightedness
Eye disorders and vision problems are incredibly common. According to the CDC, over 12 million people 40 years and older have one or more vision disorders in the United States. Even so, there are many vision disorders that can affect both older and younger adults and children. One such common disorder is myopia. Around 30% of people in the United States have myopia, so it's important to be tested by an eye care professional to know whether or not you are part of this percentage. At Santee Vision Care Center Optometry, Dr. Robert Grazian and the rest of his staff are here to help residents in and around Santee, CA, get the help they need to manage myopia or other eye disorders.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a common vision disorder that causes blurry distance vision. Myopia can make it very difficult for you to see from the back of the classroom or recognize objects that are far away. Some common signs of myopia include:
- Squinting to see clearly
- Trouble seeing at night
- Blurry vision
- Eye fatigue
Myopia has various causes, including misshapen corneas and length of the eyeball. This makes it difficult for your eye to focus light coming in from outside the eye. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to prevent myopia, as it is a physical difference of the eye and can run in families.
Do I Need to See an Optometry Specialist?
If you find yourself having trouble at school or work due to blurry vision, or if your child complains of vision issues, it's best to get the help of our optometrist. We can conduct a comprehensive eye exam and vision tests to ensure your vision disorder is caused by myopia or another condition.
How Our Optometrist Helps
If our optometrist decides you need treatment for myopia, there are several options, including:
- Prescription eyeglasses
- Prescription contacts
- Surgery such as Lasik
Glasses, contacts, and surgery can help by correcting the light that comes into your eyes, which helps improve focus and blurry vision. This can be done through lenses or permanently through surgery.
Visit Us for Professional Eye Care for Myopia
If you're near Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon, or East County, CA, call our team at Santee Vision Care Center Optometry to get help managing your myopia. Call us at (619) 562-5220 to book an appointment to start seeing clearly.