Myopia — commonly referred to as nearsightedness — is one of the most common vision problems, affecting over 40% of American adults. At Bridge Opticians in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Harrison Rosenberg, OD, offers comprehensive eye exams to diagnose myopia and prescribe the lenses to correct your vision. If you’re suffering from headaches and eyestrain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Often referred to as nearsightedness, myopia affects your ability to see objects in the distance clearly but doesn’t interfere with your ability to see nearby items. Myopia ranges in severity, so you may struggle to read street signs while you’re driving or your condition may be so severe that you struggle to see things that are only a few inches away.
Myopia affects your distance vision, so the first signs you might notice include having problems reading road signs or recognizing people from a distance. However, nearsightedness often develops slowly, so you might not notice any differences in your vision right away.
Symptoms such as headaches and eye strain may indicate a vision problem before you notice that you can’t see distant objects clearly.
When children develop myopia, the first signs are often changes in their academic performance or behavior at school. If they can’t see what the teacher is doing at the front of the classroom, they may struggle to learn or get bored and act out.
Myopia is usually diagnosed in childhood. The condition often becomes progressively worse throughout childhood and adolescence, with your eyesight stabilizing as you reach adulthood. Every patient is different, and your prescription may change throughout your life.
At Bridge Opticians, Dr. Rosenberg diagnoses myopia with a series of visual acuity and refraction tests during routine eye exams. Dr. Rosenberg measures the sharpness of your vision and uses refraction and other tests to identify the best prescription for glasses or contact lenses.
Dr. Rosen usually prescribes eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct nearsightedness and enable you to see clearly.
You develop myopia when the lenses in your eyes don’t focus light correctly on your retina. If you’re nearsighted, your lens focuses the light in front of your retina instead of on it. Corrective lenses make up for abnormalities in your lens or cornea that cause this distortion.
Bridge Opticians offers a wide range of glasses frames, lenses, and contact lenses to correct your vision.
If you’re concerned about your vision or are due for an eye exam, call Bridge Opticians or schedule an appointment online today.