Myopia

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We at 20/20 Vision Care serving Pearl, MS, can provide eye care for myopia. Sometimes, individuals are uninformed about the different types of eye diseases or conditions, and how they can impact their eye health. Unless you get an eye exam, it can be difficult to know the dangers that are hiding inside your eyes or how your vision might be affected by refractive errors such as myopia.

A trained optometrist on our optometry team can help detect signs of these refractive errors such as myopia. Optometry specializes in the human eye, and what illnesses, injuries, and diseases can cause it harm. One of the most common concerns when it comes to the eyes is refractive errors. These errors are serious enough to cause vision problems without proper eye care such as myopia control or myopia management.

What Are Refractive Errors?

Refractive error occurs when the eyes do not process light correctly. These errors prevent the eyes from focusing light that enters the eyes properly and causes blurred vision to vary degrees.

You can get a true diagnosis and eye care when you seek the advice and care of an experienced optometrist. The types of refractive errors can include: 

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedess)
  • Presbyopia (loss of nearsightedness due to age)
  • Astigmatism

What Is Myopia Management or Control?

With proper diagnosis and intervention, myopia can be treated with myopia control lenses. Contact lenses remain one of the most effective ways to provide myopia control and myopia management.

One of the most effective ways to provide myopia management to both adults and children is with eyeglasses or contact lenses. These lenses can correct the refractive error to help you see normally.

In some cases, surgery might be recommended, such as LASIK surgery.

Another option for children is atropine drops that can slow down the progression of myopia. For kids, myopia may be noticed at a younger age and may get worse as they get older. Atropine drops can prevent myopia from getting worse and enable them to need smaller amounts of myopia control and myopia management.

Get Myopia Treatment, Myopia Control, and Myopia Management from an Optometrist on Our Optometry Team

When it is time for you to schedule your annual exam, and you are experiencing any signs of having a refractive error such as myopia, do not hesitate to visit our give our optometry team a call for eye care. We are located in Pearl, MS. You can also reach out to us at (601) 939-3753 for 20/20 Vision Care. Your eyes are the windows to your outside world so be sure to take care of them with myopia control, myopia management, and myopia treatment.

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