We at The Family Eye Site in Pembroke Pines, FL, are your optometrist care provider for myopia management and other eye care conditions. Our eye doctor is also a pediatric eye doctor, here to help children see better. Call our friendly team today and schedule your eye exam.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia is also known as nearsightedness. This means that objects near you come into focus fine, just not those far away. It is often diagnosed before the age of 20 years.
Who Myopia Primarily Affects
Myopia typically affects children and, because eyes continue to grow during childhood, myopia may progress until the individual reaches about age 20. It may also develop in adults due to other health conditions.
Increased risks of developing myopia may be caused by the following:
- Environmental factors
- Visual stress
- Other health conditions
Symptoms of Myopia
The symptoms of myopia can be difficult to identify if you do not know what you are looking for.
The symptoms of myopia include:
- Blurred or fuzzy objects far away
- A clear focus on items nearby
- Eye strain
- Eye fatigue while driving or looking into the distance for periods
- Sore eyes
- Rubbing the eyes
- Sitting too close to a television
- Excessive blinking
How an Optometrist Detects Myopia
Our pediatric eye doctor will check for myopia as a part of a comprehensive eye exam. We can also help detect other eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and more.
Treatment Options for Myopia
Our optometrist may customize myopia treatment options for myopia management and improved eyesight. Treatments may include atropine drops, ortho-k, eyeglasses, and more.
Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses
Eyeglasses and contact lenses are standard corrective measures for myopia. They can also be updated to match your changing eyesight and eye health.
Refractive surgery is generally for adults who prefer this type of treatment instead of wearing eyeglasses. Talk to our eye doctor about options suitable for your unique condition and needs. Although we do not offer surgery, we can provide you a consultation and direct you to an eye surgeon who can.
Get Myopia Management and an Eye Exam from Our Optometrist
We at The Family Eye Site in Pembroke Pines, FL, are a provider of optometry care in the region. With our techniques, we can help treat your eyes, improve your eyesight, and make life a little easier. Call us at (954) 430-8330 for more information.