Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a vision condition that makes it difficult to focus on objects at a distance. Our team of doctors at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC in Philadelphia, PA, offers multiple options for treating nearsightedness, including LASIK and LASEK surgical procedures. During a consultation, we can determine which treatment is best for you.
Myopia can affect patients of all ages. It can be genetically passed down from parent to child. Children between the ages of eight and 12 may begin to complain of not being able to see things in the distance. Myopia is a condition that typically worsens with age.
When the eyes focus incoming light in front of the retina rather than onto the retina, it causes difficulty seeing images far away. This condition is typically the result of eyeballs that are shaped too long from the front to the back, affecting the way in which light enters the eye. Nearsightedness can also stem from a birth defect, such as an abnormally shaped cornea or thick crystalline lens.
Generally, those with nearsightedness can see well enough to read books or computer screens without glasses.
Signs and symptoms of nearsightedness include:
Myopia is a condition that typically worsens with age.
Nearsightedness can be treated in several ways:
Our doctors at Ophthalmology Physicians & Surgeons, PC can properly diagnose nearsightedness during a comprehensive eye examination using a series of tests. If nearsightedness is diagnosed, your doctor will explain your treatment options.
We are here to help bring your world into focus. Contact us today online or by calling 215-794-4550 to book your eye examination.