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When you visit our optometry office in Long Grove, we may discover signs of nearsightedness, or myopia. The condition impacts your vision and may cause concerns about the health of your eyes. At Forsight Vision, we may suggest a variety of treatments and control options after identifying the reasons for the changes to your vision.
Before providing myopia control, an optometrist identifies the problem. Nearsightedness, or myopia, relates to the shape of your eyes and the way light refracts into your eyes. The condition develops when your eyes are too long and the light refracting into your eyes hits above the center of the retina. As a result of the shape of your eyes, you may not see objects clearly at a distance.
Nearsightedness can be diagnosed based on common signs and symptoms of the condition. Evaluating the symptoms and degree of myopia allows us to determine the most appropriate treatment options.
Common signs of the condition include:
In most cases, you will notice blurry vision when looking at objects that are far away. You do not want to ignore this visual problem, no matter how minor it may seem. It can affect school work performance and even become dangerous because it may cause safety concerns while driving or engaging in activities that require far vision.
Nearsightedness treatments depend on your situation and preferences. Myopia is a common condition in the eyes that is easily managed with glasses or contact lenses.
In our optometry practice in Long Grove, we may also suggest orthokeratology, also known as Corneal Refractive Therapy or CRT. This treatment prescribes rigid corrective lenses worn only during sleep to correct the shape of your eyes, so you won’t need glasses or contacts. You must wear the lenses while you sleep to maintain the reshaping, because the results from the lenses are temporary.
A final option would be to consider surgical treatment, known as LASIK, to correct the shape of your eyes. If you are interested and a suitable candidate for LASIK, we can recommend local ophthalmologists to work with you for the procedure.
You will want to discuss treatment options with our optometrists when you notice changes to your vision. We may also discover a nearsightedness diagnosis during an regular check-up and comprehensive eye exam, even if you did not have noticeable symptoms. You should consider an exam each year to catch potential concerns at an early stage and obtain proper treatment for changes to your vision.
Treating myopia or nearsightedness starts with identifying the underlying concerns. At our office, we provide different treatment options to help with myopia control. To learn more about treating nearsightedness with corrective lenses or to set up an appointment for an eye exam, call (847) 955-9393 today.
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