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Myopia

Myopia, or nearsightedness is a very common vision problem. It’s estimated that up to one-third of Americans are nearsighted.

Nearsighted people have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but can see well for up-close tasks such as reading or sewing.

Signs and symptoms of myopia

Nearsighted people often have headaches or eyestrain, and might squint or feel fatigued when driving or playing sports. If you experience these symptoms while wearing your glasses or contact lenses, you may need a stronger prescription.

What causes myopia?

Nearsightedness runs in families and usually appears in childhood. This vision problem may stabilize at a certain point, although sometimes it worsens with age.

Myopia treatment

Nearsightedness may be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. Depending on the degree of your myopia, you may need to wear eyeglasses or contact lenses all the time, or only when you need sharper distance vision, like when driving, viewing a chalkboard or watching a movie.

If your glasses or contact lens prescription begins with minus numbers, like -2.50, you are nearsighted.

 

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Following the CDC’S recommendation in response to the COVID-19, we will only be accepting emergency patients by appointment.

To request an emergency appointment or to pick up glasses or contact lenses please contact us at 952-894-1400 and someone will be happy to assist you.

Patients in need of contact lenses may call us, and we will be happy to order them for you.

Our clinic will be minimally staffed from 9:00-4:00 Monday through Thursday until further notice.

Thank you for your patronage and understanding.