Myopia is more commonly known as nearsightedness. It is a refractive error that affects nearly 40% of Americans. We include myopia screening during every children’s eye exam at Main Street Optometry. Luckily, vision problems resulting from this condition improve significantly with prescription glasses or contact lenses, and we have a wide variety of frames available in our showroom!
Experts cannot define what causes myopia, but speculate that it can be a hereditary condition. Spending considerable amounts of time reading or working on a computer can also affect the development of myopia.
Myopia is prevalent in children, and doctors are looking at different methods for slowing the development of this condition. Vision degradation from myopia is easily corrected with glasses and contact lenses. Your optometrist cannot reverse myopia, so the primary goal of treatment is to prevent the condition from worsening.
We offer high-quality vision care and have a genuine interest in the well-being of your entire family. We provide a safe and comfortable environment and conduct all treatments with compassion and respect. Bring your family in to meet ours!