Treatment for Nearsightedness at EyeWorks Vision Center
Even the healthiest human eyes have certain limits regarding how far into the distance they can see clearly. But if you suffer from nearsightedness, the common term for the refractive error known as myopia, your distance vision may be substantially worse than the norm. Fortunately, EyeWorks Vision Center offers a variety of treatments for this condition, including options that can minimize the development of myopia in your children. Trust our Lumberton and Benson optometry team to help you and your loved ones make the most of your myopic eyes.
What does it mean to be nearsighted? Myopia is a condition in which you may be able to see near objects with perfect clarity, but anything beyond a certain distance becomes a blur. This issue poses some distinct hazards, since you may not be able to drive or even cross a busy street safely. It also means you find yourself straining to see much of the time, leaving you with eye strain symptoms. Myopia belongs to a class of vision problems known as refractive errors. The eyeball is unnaturally elongated, which causes incoming light to be refracted improperly, coming to a focus in front of your retina instead of precisely on it.
The eye changes that cause myopia have their greatest effects during childhood, slowing down once you become an adult. In some cases, myopia can develop so quickly and severely that sufferers become prone to other conditions such as detached retinas or cataracts.
Corrective Options From Our Optometry Center
Our optometry center can diagnose nearsightedness from quite an early age during a pediatric eye exam, using the traditional eye chart (containing either shapes or letters) to determine a child's corrective prescription. No matter what your age at the time of your myopia diagnosis, you'll probably find that eyeglasses do a fine job of correcting your vision as long as you have your prescription checked annually, with the glasses replaced as needed. Contact lenses can also do an excellent job fo correcting myopia. If you have a strong or complicated prescription, we can fit you with specialized contacts.
Ortho-K lenses offer perhaps the most exciting of all myopia correction options. These reverse-geometry lenses actually re-mold your corneas while you sleep, giving you clear vision during the day. Better yet, research has shown that Ortho-K can actually slow the progression of myopia in children.
Need an Optometrist in Lumberton or Benson? Contact EyeWorks Today!
If you need an optometrist in Lumberton or Benson to help you and your family with myopia issues, you've come to the right optometry clinic. Call either EyeWorks Vision Center location today!