Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common refractive errors afflicting people of all ages. It is characterized by objects appearing clear when up close and blurry when farther away. When a person is nearsighted, this means their eye is too long in relation to the other focusing elements, or the cornea is overly curved. As a result, the light rays connect at a point in front of the retina and begin to separate before they can be properly focused, which causes blurry vision.

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As such a prevalent eye condition, myopia is most often treated with temporary solutions like glasses or contact lenses. At Virginia Eye Consultants, we offer options like LASIK, PRK, ICL’s or Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) to reduce, if not completely eliminate, the need for corrective eyewear. When you come in for your appointment, one of our knowledgeable eye care professionals will help you find the most appropriate solution for your specific needs as well as your lifestyle.

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To learn more about myopia, and how you can best treat your blurry distance vision, please contact us today!

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