We at Ella Eyes in Houston, TX, are an optometrist care provider. An eye doctor on our team can use various technologies and treatments to help ensure you receive the best possible eye care. Whether you need an eye exam or treatment for any eye condition, give us a call. We can help those who are nearsighted or who have other eye conditions.
What Is Myopia?
Myopia is nearsightedness. It is a common condition where you can see objects near you well, but objects in the distance do not come into focus well or at all. Myopia is commonly diagnosed before age 20 and can worsen over time.
Who Myopia Primarily Affects
Myopia mainly affects school-age children because their eyes continue to grow and change during childhood. It is genetic and may progress and worsen until the child reaches the age of 20 or so. Adults may also develop nearsightedness from other health issues.
Higher risks of developing nearsightedness are caused by the following:
- School-age children
- Visual stress
- Environmental factors
- Diabetes or other health conditions
Symptoms of Myopia
Symptoms of myopia include:
- A clear focus on items nearby
- Blurred or fuzzy objects far away
- Eye fatigue while driving or looking into the distance for periods
- Eye strain
- Sitting too close to a television
- Excessive blinking
- Sore eyes
- Rubbing the eyes
How an Eye Doctor Detects Myopia
An eye doctor on our team will check for nearsightedness as a part of a comprehensive eye exam. Eye exams can also check for eye diseases, such as glaucoma or cataracts. It can be important to detect these diseases early because of the damage they can cause if they are left untreated.
Eye Care Treatment Options for Myopia
An optometrist on our optometry team can customize a myopia management plan to help ensure your eyesight is the best it can be. This can include eye glasses, contacts, atropine, drops and more.
Get Eye Care and an Eye Exam from an Eye Doctor on Our Optometrist Team
We at Ella Eyes in Houston, TX, offer different technologies and treatments to help you get the treatment you need. We are committed to providing you with the optometry care necessary to get and keep your eyes healthy.
Contact our staff for your appointment today. Call us at (713) 722-9066 for more information how we can help someone who is nearsighted.