Virginia Beach Eye Specialist

Myopia Treatment in Virginia Beach

We believe that educating our patients is vital in keeping their eyes healthy. At Breedlove Eye Center, we provide total eye care, which includes exams, diagnosis, and treatment of disease with medicine or surgery. You should always visit your Virginia Beach eye specialist whenever you notice significant change in vision. Conducting comprehensive exams accurately detects eye diseases or other abnormalities early, often before symptoms are present. Myopia, for example, is just one of the many conditions that your eye exam can confirm.

Myopia, affecting nearly thirty percent of the U.S. population, is a common cause of blurred vision. It is usually a variation from normal, not a disease. Commonly referred to as nearsightedness, it is a vision condition in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred. You might squint or frown when trying to see distant objects clearly. For example, you may have difficulty with the clarity of the TV screen or the chalkboard in school. Myopia occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature. As a result, the light entering the eye isn’t focused correctly and distant objects look blurred. Generally, myopia first occurs in school-age children. Because the eye continues to grow during childhood, it typically progresses until about age 20. However, nearsightedness may also develop in adults due to visual stress or health conditions such as diabetes. Testing for myopia may use several procedures in order to measure how the eyes focus light and to determine the power of any optical lenses needed to correct the reduced vision. As part of the testing, your visual acuity will be measured by your Virginia Beach eye specialist. This is done by what is most likely the first thing you imagine when you think of going to the eye doctor—identifying rows of letters on a distance chart. Myopia can be easily treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, orthokeratology, laser and other refractive surgery procedures, and vision therapy for persons with stress-related nearsightedness. Breedlove Eye Center is also proud to offer CRT brand contact lenses. These lenses correct myopia by gently and safely reshaping the cornea while you sleep. When CRT lenses are removed in the morning, the treated cornea allows light to focus on the retina. The result is clear, natural vision for your waking hours.

Some research supports the theory that myopia is hereditary, although it may also develop in adults due to health conditions such as diabetes. There is also growing evidence that it myopia is influenced by the visual stress of too much close work. If you are experiencing blurry vision, the answer is clear where you should go for an eye exam to confirm if myopia is the cause. Call Breedlove Eye Center today for more information regarding myopia, or to schedule an appointment with our Virginia Beach eye specialists.

Myopia Doctor Virginia Beach
1729 Wildwood Dr.
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454