Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is incredibly prevalent in individuals. It is a refractive error of the eye. Our optometrists at Falcon Vision Centre are eager to provide support and treatment options to patients dealing with myopia on a daily basis. What are the signs and symptoms of myopia and how is it being treated at our clinic? There are several options in myopia control for patients who are currently suffering.
Unfortunately, nearsightedness is not an uncommon optic problem. More and more people are having difficulty reading road signs and clearly seeing faraway objects. Symptoms of myopia include eye strain, headaches, squinting, or even feeling fatigued while driving. What causes myopia? Unfortunately, there is no one answer to this question. Both genetics and environmental factors play a part in the development of myopia. Because of this, there is no one solution to the condition. The good news, though, is that there are strategies available to slow down the progression of myopia.
Innovations in the optic field have allowed individuals to live their daily lives more comfortably with myopia and other eye problems. There are a variety of solutions available for addressing the issue of myopia.
Most commonly, myopia can be controlled through the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Every individual has a varied degree of nearsightedness that affects them differently. Your optometrist may even recommend investing in specialized lenses, depending on the extent of myopia. If you believe you are experiencing any symptoms, contact your Falcon Vision Centre optometrist today to schedule an eye exam. They may say you need a stronger prescription if you are already using eyeglasses or contacts.