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Myopia

Our Greer Optometrist Helps You With Myopia

When you or your child are not seeing things quite the way you should, it may be time to go see a Greenville or Greer Optometrist. One of the most common vision problems that bring people to see an eye doctor is nearsightedness, otherwise known as myopia. If you suspect or know that you or your child has myopia it is time to schedule an eye exam at Blue Ridge Vision in Greenville as soon as possible. 

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What is Myopia?

Myopia is a refractive error of that causes nearsightedness. In other words, someone with myopia can see objects that are close up normally, however they are unable to focus on objects far away as well as a person with normal vision. Fortunately, in most cases corrective lenses, either eyeglasses or contacts can change the way the eyes see distant objects so that that person can see much better.

Myopia is a form of nearsightedness that normally occurs in people under 40 years old. It happens because the eyeball is too long, or because of the cornea or lens of the curves too much.

Although you may suspect you have myopia, it takes a professional comprehensive exam to determine how much of a refractive error exists, and the exact prescription that is necessary to see properly.

Greenville or Greer Optometrist For Myopia Treatment

The most common treatment for myopia is eyeglasses, but contact lenses are also a popular choice. The greater the degree of myopia you have, the more likely it is that you will need to wear your glasses or contacts all or most of the time. In some cases, people with myopia choose to have refractive surgery, such as LASIK in order to correct vision permanently.

Call Blue Ridge Vision Today To Learn More About Myopia!

At Blue Ridge Vision, we serve both Greer and Greenville, SC and the surrounding area and provide comprehensive vision screening and exams that can not only determine if you have a refractive error like myopia or farsightedness, but will also check for various eye conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma, and can also help identify health issues such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Not everyone's myopia solution is the same, and since prescriptions and eye health can change, it is important to get back to the eye doctor on a regular basis. To learn more about all your options for myopia treatment, contact us at Blue Ridge Vision in Greenville, SC at 864-877-3031 to schedule an eye exam.

 

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