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If you or a member of your family suffers from nearsightedness, a common term for a condition known as mypoia, there is no need to delay getting assistance. After having your vision tested for nearsightedness, our team will be happy to offer you treatment options to improve your eyesight. We are the preferred optical professionals for patients from Lexington, Winchester, Woburn and the greater Arlington area and we are looking forward to providing treatment to you too!
Symptoms of nearsightedness typically begin when you start noticing that it’s harder to read distant objects, such as billboards or road signs, while still being able to see items that are close up (such as a book or a computer monitor). It is called nearsightedness to indicate that the patient can see things that are near but is having difficulty making out things that are far away.
Additional symptoms include eyestrain, headaches and squinting. Patients sometimes report feeling tired when engaging in sports or while driving and this side effect can often be attributed to undiagnosed myopia. Regular testing at the eye doctor will help catch this problem before it grows more severe.
Myopia is caused when the patient’s eyeball is longer than it should be in terms of focusing light with the lens. So, rays of light are focusing in a region located in front of your retina instead of on the retina’s surface, where it normally occurs.
In some cases, myopia happens because the lens or cornea developed with too much of a curve relative to the eyeball’s length.
Myopia tends to start in patients when they are children. People whose parents suffer from nearsightedness are also more likely to become nearsighted themselves.
Your optometrist has a number of options to present to you when you have been diagnosed as being nearsighted. Many patients will opt for getting prescription eyeglasses. If you haven’t worn glasses before, our team can advise you about what types of frames and lenses to select to achieve the look you’re hoping for.
You might want to try using contact lenses instead of glasses. Options for contacts include disposable ones that you throw out every day and those that are reusable.
When eyeglasses and contact lenses are not a suitable solution for you, the eye doctor may recommend surgery. Refractive surgery is a safe procedure that has resulted in many patients achieving an improved vision, so speak with the eye doctor if you have questions about this option.
If you believe you are nearsighted, it’s time to confirm these suspicions with a trip to your preferred eye doctor sooner rather than later. We are known for the outstanding eye care service that we provide for patients coming from Lexington, Winchester, Woburn and the greater Arlington region and beyond.
To learn more about treatment of nearsightedness or to make an appointment with the eye doctor please contact Winchester Optical today.