Myopia Treatment | Nearsightedness Treatment Bethpage NYMyopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is a condition of the eyes in which nearby objects are clear and distant objects appear blurry. Almost a third of people in the United States experience some degree of nearsightedness.

Causes of Myopia

Myopia may be caused by some of the following:

  • Excess corneal curvature
  • An oblong shape to the eye
  • A family history

Symptoms of Myopia

Symptoms include difficulty focusing on objects in the distance, such as a chalkboard or TV. Other signs of myopia include some of the following:

  • Difficulty seeing objects in the distance
  • Squinting
  • Eye strain
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Excessive blinking
  • Rubbing eyes

Diagnosis of Myopia

After a thorough medical examination of the eyes, the doctor may conduct some of the following diagnostic tests:

  • Visual acuity
  • Refraction test
  • Retinal exam
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • A test of eye pressure
  • Phoropter instrumentation

Treatment of Myopia

Eyeglasses and contact lenses are common methods of correcting nearsightedness. Eyewear may be used for certain activities, like watching television or driving, or for all activities. Surgical options for the correction of myopia include vision correction procedures such as refractive and laser surgery.

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