Here at College Boulevard Vision Care, we are dedicated to caring for patients who have nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away. It is caused when the light entering the eye is focused in front of the retina instead of on it. This typically occurs when the eyeball is elongated, which is common in children who are growing quickly. Changes in your child’s vision may happen often, so it is important for them to continue to visit the eye doctor regularly to update their prescriptions for their glasses or contacts.
Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects that are close. It is caused when the light entering the eye is focused behind the retina instead of on it.. This can be a result of the eyeball being too short. Many times, farsightedness occurs at birth. Some children outgrow the condition without experiencing many symptoms.
Both nearsightedness and farsightedness can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. After a thorough examination with a vision screening, we will be able to find the correct prescription so that you or your child will be able to see clearly.
If you are experiencing trouble seeing objects that are far away or close up, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (913) 663-2020.