If you have myopia, controlling it is very important for clear vision. At Beal Eye Care, Dr. Beal and our staff want to help everyone in the Columbus, OH, area see as well as possible. Fortunately, there are ways to control myopia in children and treat it in adults, to provide patients with better vision and more confidence.
Not seeing clearly can be frustrating, and can also put you at risk for accidents and injuries. With help from our “optometrist near me,” you'll be back to seeing clearly again.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia is the official name for nearsightedness. This condition is very common and affects people all over the world. It can be debilitating in that not being able to see properly makes it harder to do a lot of things in life, including most jobs and a lot of hobbies, along with daily life tasks.
Are there Symptoms to Watch for?
The most common symptom of myopia is not being able to see things that are far away. These objects appear blurry or fuzzy and are only brought into sharp focus when you get close to them. Depending on the severity of the myopia, even objects held at arm's length can be blurry and difficult to see. Reading and other tasks become difficult. You might also have eye strain and headaches from trying to focus.
How Does an Eye Doctor Diagnose this Condition?
Our eye doctor might diagnose your child as nearsighted through an eye exam that tests your vision at various distances. If your child can see clearly up close, but objects become blurry further away, your child has myopia. After diagnosis, our eye doctor can discuss myopia control options that meet your child’s needs.
What Is the Best Form of Myopia Control?
The best form of myopia control is the one that works for your child. Atropine eye drops and soft multifocal contact lenses are options that our optometry team can provide to help slow the progression of your child’s myopia. This can lead to a less severe myopia prescription when your child is older and potentially decrease his likelihood of developing certain eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and retinal detachment.
Get Eye Care from Our Eye Doctor for Myopia
If you're in the Columbus, OH, area and looking for a quality optometrist to help with myopia control, reach out to us at Beal Eye Care today. We can diagnose your condition through an eye exam and help your child find the right treatment, so he can see clearly again. Call us at (614) 846-7336 for eye care from our “optometrist near me.”