Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Restore clear vision with help from a Southwest Missouri area eye care specialist.

A person with myopia, or nearsightedness, can see things up close, but not far away. This is one of the most common refractive errors or problem with focus.

It is effectively treated with contact lenses, prescription eyeglasses, surgery, or special therapeutic techniques.

Find an eye care doctor specially trained in correcting blurred vision. Locate an office near you in the Southwest Missouri area.

Understanding Myopia

Myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is a condition that allows clear vision in close range but not at a distance. It’s a condition that affects approximately 25 percent of Americans.

The shape and size of the eyeball distorts focus on distant objects. While this condition generally occurs in children, nearsightedness can develop in adults due to visual stress or changing health conditions such as diabetes.

Detecting and Treating Myopia

When distant objects like stop signs or chalkboards are hard to see, it is time for a comprehensive eye exam.

The optometrists at Vision Source Southwest Missouri have the latest diagnostic technology to detect and treat myopia. Your eye care specialist will evaluate your eyes using common distance charts which measure visual acuity (commonly identified as a fraction such as 20/20). And they will also use special diagnostic tools to determine how your eyes focus light. With this information they will determine the power of the prescription needed to restore sharp vision.

Our optometrists offer many treatment options, including:

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