Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem that makes it difficult to focus on distant objects.
Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available to restore your ability to focus at any distance.
Silicon Valley Eye Physicians can screen you for myopia at our two office locations in Santa Clara and Sunnyvale, CA...
Watch how a simple treatment like eyeglasses can alleviate your symptoms...
You may be wondering if you are at risk of developing myopia...
Top 3 Factors That Increase Your Risk
Here's how these factors directly affect your vision...
What Causes Nearsightedness?
Myopia is the result of a refractive error, which usually occurs because of an irregularity in the structure of the eye. The condition develops when:
- The eyeball is too long
- The cornea or lens is too curved
- Both of these irregularities occur
These deformities interfere with how the light enters your eye, preventing it from focusing on the surface of the retina. Instead, it focuses in front of the retina, leading to difficulty seeing at a distance.
If you are suffering from this refractive error, you are not alone...
Myopia Affects Millions
Diagnosing myopia is fairly simple...
What to Expect during a Diagnostic Exam:
You will need to visit one of our offices in Sunnyvale or Santa Clara to undergo an exam. Typically, this process only takes about half an hour. First, you will be asked to read an eye chart. If you struggle to read the smallest letters, we will perform a retinoscope test. By shining a light into the eye, the doctor can evaluate how your eye focuses light.
If the light focuses in front of the retina, you likely have myopia. We can then recommend treatment options to improve your vision.
Improving Your Vision Is Easy
"If you have myopia, you have a variety of options to correct your vision problem." American Optometric Association
Silicon Valley Eye Physicians
Silicon Valley Eye Physicians is a leading vision care provider that has been serving the community for over 60 years. Our doctors are members of prestigious organizations, including:
- American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
- Cornea Society
- California Optometric Association
To schedule exams for your entire family, call our Sunnyvale office at (408) 739-6200 or request an appointment online.