Myopia – the medical term for nearsightedness – is a refractive error that makes close-up objects clear, while distance objects are blurred. Myopia is one of the most common eye disorders, affecting up to 30% of Americans.
Since the eyes continue to grow throughout adolescence, myopia usually starts in school-age children, and progresses until the age of 20. However, myopia can also develop in older adults due to visual stress (such as computer work), or medical conditions like diabetes.
In order to focus light properly, your eye should be shaped like a sphere. Unfortunately, if you have myopia, your eye is instead shaped more like a football. This oblong shape causes light to focus in front of your retina, instead of directly on it, making your distance vision blurry.
Other symptoms of myopia include:
Glasses and/or contact lenses are the most common treatment method for myopia. However, refractive surgery can permanently correct your myopia, granting you the crystal clear vision you’ve always wanted without the need for eyewear.
LASIK eye surgery is an incredibly effective treatment option for myopia, and by far the most popular refractive surgery we perform. Dr. Khanna uses the innovative SUPERLASIK technique to make vision correction possible for a wider range of myopia patients.
If, after a free screening, we determine that you are not a LASIK candidate, we also offer other refractive surgeries that can treat myopia, such as:
After performing a complete examination of your eyes, Dr. Khanna will discuss all of your treatment options with you in detail. If you have lived with myopia all your life, we can help you finally experience the freedom of clear vision.
Please contact The Khanna Institute today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our friendly staff members are standing by and ready to answer any questions you may have about myopia treatment. We serve patients throughout the Los Angeles area, with offices in Beverly Hills and Westlake Village, California.