Known more commonly as nearsightedness, myopia affects about a third of the population. It is characterized by difficulty seeing objects at a distance while experiencing ease seeing up close. This condition is most often seen in pre-teens and teens who like to read or work at the computer for extended periods of time. Myopia can lead to a thinning of the nerve layer of the eye that can result in a retinal detachment. Dr. Dunn recommends a yearly eye health evaluation to monitor or retinal detachments. Myopia can now be controlled for most people with a non-surgical vision correction known as Corneal Refractive Therapy. Contact Dr. Dunn to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.
If you are suffering from this condition you may find yourself squinting or straining while driving. This is a condition that typically worsens over time, so if you have previously been diagnosed and are experiencing these symptoms, you may need to have another eye examination to determine if you need an updated prescription.