When you can see fine up close, but things farther away are not sharp and clear, causing frustration and the need to squint, you have myopia, which is commonly referred to as nearsightedness. Here at Park Professional Eyecare, our optometrist will diagnose it and provide you with the appropriate prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct it.
You may experience eye strain or headaches due to your Country Club myopia, which will help you to determine that you need to have your vision tested at our office. Sometimes, though, nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism are all detected as part of your annual visit for a comprehensive eye exam. You may already have a prescription for corrective eyewear that is designed to improve your vision in spite of Country Club myopia. But over time, there is a tendency for it to grow worse. That’s because your cornea’s curvature, which is responsible for nearsightedness in the first place, makes the way light travels to your retina even more inaccurate. If you had 20/20 uncorrected vision, your cornea would direct light to your retina right at its center. But when you are nearsighted, the light strikes closer to the front. Your eyeglasses or contact lenses alter the angle that light moves between your cornea and your retina, and that is why you see better with them. So whether you are getting a prescription for the first time, or checking to see if you need an update for your existing one, our optometrist makes certain that you are getting the right set of corrective lenses so that you can see the things you want and need to.
You don’t have to let Country Club myopia affect you. While not everyone can achieve 20/20 corrected vision, everyone can get noticeable improvement in distance vision. So reach out to our office so that we can schedule an appointment for you.