At 20/20 Vision Care in Pearl, we provide comprehensive eye care for the entire family. Our optometry services include eye exams, vision correction, and treatment of common eye conditions.
The most common conditions we treat in our office are refractive disorders, including myopia, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is typically diagnosed in childhood. It occurs when distant objects are blurry, but nearby objects are clear. Myopia typically progresses throughout childhood and stabilizes around the age of 20 or older. It can be treated with glasses, contacts, or Lasik surgery. Ortho-K is another option that allows you to wear contacts at night to reshape the lens of your eye, so you can see clearly during the day.
Farsightedness occurs when you can see far away, but nearby objects are blurry. Glasses, contacts, and Lasik surgery are common treatment options.
Astigmatism is another common refractive disorder that causes both nearby and distant objects to be blurry. This condition can also be treated with glasses, contacts, or Lasik surgery.
Computer Vision Syndrome
Computer vision syndrome is a group of eye symptoms and conditions that occur due to digital eye strain. If you spend a lot of time on a computer or other digital devices like smartphones or tablets, you can develop computer vision syndrome.
Common symptoms include headaches, dry or itchy eyes, and blurry vision. You may also experience back pain or neck pain. Your optometrist may recommend special glasses that reduce your exposure to blue light to relieve the symptoms of computer vision syndrome, as well as lifestyle changes like adjusting the position of the screen and reducing your screen time.
Dry eyes are another common condition we treat. Dry eye can occur when your eyes don't produce enough tears or when the quality of tears is poor. Tears are your body's way of lubricating your eyes, so problems with tears lead to dry eye. As you age, your risk of dry eye increases. Certain medications or medical conditions, and wearing contact lenses can also increase your risk. Spending a lot of time on a computer and being in a dry indoor environment can also trigger dry eye. Dry eye ranges from mild to severe. Mild cases may be treated with over-the-counter lubricating eye drops. Moderate to severe cases of dry eye should be treated by an optometrist.
Get Comprehensive Eyecare at 20/20 Vision Care
If you are searching for an optometrist in Pearl, contact 20/20 Vision Care. We treat a variety of conditions, including myopia and other refractive disorders, computer vision syndrome, and hard-to-fit contacts. Call our team today at (601) 939-3753 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.