Difficulty with your vision can be frustrating. If you think you may be suffering from myopia, or issues with distance vision, call our ophthalmology office. Avery Eye Clinic would love to talk with you about your options to improve your visual health.
What Is Myopia?
If you’re having trouble seeing objects in the distance, you may be experiencing symptoms of myopia, or nearsightedness. As the eyes change, vision worsens because the lens's shape changes. Myopia is a common complaint, especially among children. However, it is also possible for adults to develop myopia. In many cases, myopia gets worse as a person ages.
A few different treatments for myopia control have been developed in recent years. These advances in medical science offer hope for those who suffer from this condition.
For many years, myopia was "controlled" only by wearing glasses or contact lenses. These lenses didn't actually control myopia, however, they simply corrected the way light entered the eyes so that the patient could see clearly. Today, however, there are more permanent solutions available.
This means that instead of dealing with a lifetime of wearing corrective lenses and dealing with vision that constantly gets worse, they may only need to use corrective lenses occasionally.
For adults, however, the only treatment that can reverse myopia and control it permanently is surgery like LASIK. This surgery will permanently correct the shape of the lens. This surgery is rarely covered by insurance and might not be the right choice for everyone. It is only available to people once their eyes have stopped growing (usually by age 18), and it's not recommended for patients with health concerns such as high blood pressure or diabetes. For this reason, patients must schedule an appointment with our optometrist to determine if they are a good candidate for the surgery.
Contact Our Eyecare Professionals
If you live in Huntsville, The Woodlands, or Conroe, TX, and you think that you or a loved one may be experiencing the warning signs of myopia, we're here for you. Our eye doctors have years of experience helping people with myopia find relief from their symptoms. Contact Avery Eye Clinic at 936-539-4500.