Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is a very common refractive error in which someone is able to see things up close relatively well, but struggles to see things off in the distance. Like farsightedness, this condition is often addressed with contact lenses or prescription glasses. At Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, Dr. Gordon can provide you with a diagnosis and different eyewear options to help you overcome this issue. To get started, get in touch with us in Katonah, NY today.

What Are the Symptoms of Myopia?

People with myopia usually have little difficulty reading or seeing a computer screen, but being able to read a clock across a room or make out the words on a road sign out in the distance can often be quite a challenge, requiring squinting and greater focus. People with uncorrected nearsightedness are also often prone to having headaches after driving or playing certain sports.

What Causes Myopia?

Myopia is essentially the opposite of hyperopia (farsightedness). In hyperopia, the eyeball is too short and light rays land behind the retina, rather than on it. When it comes to nearsightedness, the eyeball is too long, and the light rays end up in front of the retina. Improper curvature of the lens or cornea can also contribute to this issue.

Can Computer Use Be Playing a Role?

We are finding that nearsightedness is becoming more common in children due to heavy computer/smartphone use. At Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, we can offer you guidance on how to reduce the effects of large amounts of screen time on your and your child’s eyesight.

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How Do We Treat Myopia?

The right eyeglasses can completely or nearly completely correct myopia. When you visit Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for your comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist Dr. Gordon will provide you with a complete range of tests to determine your visual acuity and the level of correction needed. We can then offer you a selection of eyeglass frames for your new lenses or help you order contacts.


Why Choose Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics?

Dr. Gordon is trained as an optician as well as being a skilled optometrist, meaning he can provide you with the perfect eyeglasses to go with your ideal prescription. We have a bold and attractive selection of unique boutique frames for you to choose from and we can prepare your glasses in-house so you get them as soon as possible. We also have an excellent array of sunglass options to protect your eyes when out in the sun.

Contact Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics for Myopia Treatments in Katonah, NY

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is easily treated with corrective lenses. The right prescription can truly change your life and at Katonah Eye Care + Aesthetics, we’re here to provide it. Don’t delay, call us at (914) 232-5770 or submit the form below to schedule your appointment today.