An Overview of Myopia from Macias Eye Medical Centers
There are millions of people across the country who have problems with their vision. Of the possible issues that someone might develop, one of the most common is called myopia. Also called nearsightedness, this is one of the most common reasons why people must wear glasses or contacts. It is important for everyone to know they are not alone if they need to wear corrective lenses. With the help of an optometrist from Macias Eye Medical Centers, everyone in the San Bernardino, Riverside, and Fontana areas.
What Is Myopia?
For those who might not know, myopia is one of the most common refractive errors that someone might develop. When someone has myopia, there is a problem with the way the lens of the eye is shaped. The lens is supposed to take the light that enters the eye and focus it clearly at the back of the eye. In myopia, the curvature of the lens causes the light to focus in front of the retina. The result is that people have blurry vision.
What Are the Symptoms of Myopia?
Many people who develop myopia get this condition during their childhood. They might not even realize that something is wrong. When someone has myopia, they can see clearly if the object is up close. As the object moves farther away, their vision starts to blur. The worse the degree of myopia, the faster their vision will deteriorate with distance. Some of the other symptoms of myopia include:
- • Double vision, also called diplopia
- • Continual headaches
- • Problems at school due to issues reading the board
- • Squinting or rubbing of the eyes
- • Eye fatigue during the day
- • The inability to tolerate screens for extended periods of time
The good news is that there are treatment options available.
What Are the Treatment Options?
If someone has myopia, the eye doctor is going to measure someone's degree of refractive error. Then, someone can have either contacts or glasses that will bend the light, allowing someone to see clearly. When people get older, it is possible to correct myopia using LASIK eye surgery. Those who are interested should talk about this option with an eye doctor.
Contact Macias Eye Medical Centers Today to See an Optometrist
At Macias Eye Medical Centers, we are here to provide comprehensive eye care to everyone in the San Bernardino, Riverside, and Fontana areas. If you are having problems with your eyes, come and see an optometrist with our group today. We handle both preventative care and acute concerns, including myopia. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment! We would be honored to be your eye doctor!