Myopia is the most common of three types of refractive errors. Myopia occurs when the eye is too long or the cornea’s curve is too pronounced. People with this condition have trouble seeing distant objects. At Saratoga Vision, we have been providing Saratoga residents with reliable eye care for many years. This includes diagnosing and treating myopia. If you believe you are suffering from myopia, we recommend you schedule an eye exam immediately.
How Does Myopia Happen?
Evidence suggests that myopia is likely hereditary. If a parent is nearsighted, there is a greater chance that their child will be too. Those who spend a lot of time focusing on close-up work are also more likely to develop myopia. In older people, myopia can indicate problematic blood sugar levels or the onset of cataracts.
Even if there are no obvious risk factors, it is still important to take vision care seriously and see an optometrist regularly. Most visits to an eye care professional to start with a comprehensive eye exam, where vision is tested, but there are also tests for eye conditions like glaucoma or cataracts, as well as tests for your eye's ability to work together properly as a team.
Myopia is diagnosed with a visual acuity test, which involves the use of an eye chart and identifying letters or symbols. When a simple vision screening is done, it is expressed as a fraction. Someone who has 20/20 vision sees exactly as they are expected to. Someone with 20/100 vision sees something 20 feet away at the approximate level of clarity as a person with good vision can see it at 100 feet away. Fortunately, in most cases, the right pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses can be worn to level the playing field.
Contact Our Optometrist for Eye Care in Saratoga
If you are looking for myopia treatment in Saratoga, contact Saratoga Vision today. Our optometrist will assess your condition to determine whether or not you are suffering from myopia and provide treatment accordingly. Eyeglasses, contacts or both may be prescribed depending on your medical needs, lifestyle, and personal fashion preferences. For more information on our vision care services including myopia treatment or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us today at (518) 587-5900.