Do you have difficulty seeing objects that are at a distance?
If you can see objects that are close to you clearly, but find that distance objects are blurry, then you most likely have a common vision condition called myopia. Myopia is the term used to describe what most people generally refer to as nearsightedness. It is the most common vision condition, affecting approximately 30% of people across the country.
Nearsightedness commonly develops during childhood. Since your eye continues to grow throughout adolescence, your vision may continue to change until you are about 20 years old. After that, your vision should generally stabilize.
The most common cause of myopia is genetics. Research indicates that myopia is generally inherited. If your parents are nearsighted, then you are more likely to develop myopia as well. However, it is also possible to develop nearsightedness from prolonged stress on the eyes. People who engage in activities that require their eyes to view objects at close distances, such as sitting at a computer all day, are more likely to develop myopia.
At Eye Care Specialists, we offer a variety of refractive surgery options for nearsighted patients in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area:
At your initial consultation, our ophthalmologists will perform a thorough eye examination before recommending the ideal option to achieve your vision correction goals.