Eye care is of the utmost importance. When you are in Mooresville, you can turn to us at Mills Eye Center. Dr. Ed Mills and Dr. Christopher Mills can work closely with you to provide you with the optometry services that you need, including diagnosing and treating myopia.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is also known as nearsightedness. It means that you can see objects clearly if they are up close but they’re blurry when viewed from afar. When the shape of your eye causes light rays to bend incorrectly, it leads to images focusing in front of instead of on your retina.

Nearsightedness is extremely common – and with an eye exam, it is possible to find out if you are suffering from it. The good news is that at Mills Eye Center, we can provide you with the necessary treatment to regain your vision.

Causes & Treatments of Myopia

Myopia is often caused by genetics. If your parents are nearsighted, it is likely that you will be, too. It can develop in childhood and become increasingly worse over time.

There are quite a few symptoms to be on the lookout for:

  • Blurry vision
  • Squinting to see things clearly
  • Headache from eyestrain
  • Difficulty seeing at night

You may be the one to notice that you are having vision problems, or it could be someone else. Family members may notice that you are squinting a lot or that you find yourself moving closer to the TV screen.

In some instances, the blurry vision may be only one problem that is going on. By booking eye exams on an annual basis, it will be easier to check for problems with your vision, including not only myopia but also dry eye, glaucoma, and more.

The good news is that correcting myopia is relatively easy. Glasses or contacts can be used to handle the refraction problems, allowing you to improve your distance vision. As time goes on, the prescription used may vary. However, if you update your prescription annually, your vision should not be impaired. You can also explore LASIK or refractive surgery for a more permanent solution.

Book an Appointment at Mills Eye Care Today

When you are in Mooresville, you can count on our doctors at Mills Eye Center to provide you with the eye exam that’s needed to diagnose myopia. Dr. Christopher Mills or Dr. Ed Mills will be able to provide you with the level of eye care needed to improve your vision.

You do not want to deal with vision problems as you drive, work, or go about your everyday life. Myopia is extremely easy to treat, which is why you should give us a call to schedule your appointment.