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Myopia in San Antonio, TX

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What Is Myopia?

A little more than 130 million people in the United States are affected by nearsightedness (myopia), making it one of the most prevalent refractive errors. It is a vision impairment that leads to problems with or a lack of ability to see items or focal points that are distant from the eye. This means that far-away items or images may be fuzzy or you may be unable to perceive them altogether.

Keratoconus causes nearsighted vision and also causes astigmatism, a common imperfection of the eye’s curvature that results in blurry vision. You could be diagnosed with severe, moderate, or slight myopia. People who have myopia can generally see very well close up but have difficulty seeing distant things, such as street signs while driving, presentation screens at work or in the classroom, or movie screens.

If you have myopia, we have many options to correct it and help clear up your vision. At her practice in San Antonio, TX, optometrist Dr. Victoria Perez offers diagnoses of sight impairments, like nearsightedness, and offers suitable corrective options that can accommodate your day-to-day activities. Call Texas State Optical Bandera to arrange a refractive exam if you are experiencing shifts in your vision or are experiencing problems seeing far-away items.

How Is Myopia Treated?

Patients who find out they have myopia have a few effective treatment options available based on their prescription and usual routine. Dr. Perez usually prescribes glasses or contact lenses to sharpen vision. Some people choose to use a combination of both to accommodate their personal needs. Texas State Optical Bandera also prescribes specialty lenses for keratoconus, the cause of myopia. Orthokeratology uses myopia-control contact lenses, which are hard, gas-permeable custom-fit lenses, to treat moderate to high levels of myopia and temporarily reshape the cornea. We also recommend MiSight® disposable one-day soft lenses, which are effective in slowing the progression of myopia, altering how light enters and retracts in the eye.

Certain patients could also be candidates for LASIK or PRK surgery for long-lasting results. Tell Dr. Perez if you are interested in laser vision correction, and she will let you know whether you are a good candidate.

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I’ve been a customer of the Texas State Optical at Bandera road for many years. Everyone in their staff from the receptionist, Shantel, Dr. Perez, and Ruben are very friendly and professional. Their customer service is outstanding and all procedures are explained in detail.

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A Treatable Condition

Neglecting vision that is no longer as great as it used to be may often lead to other uncomfortable symptoms, like headaches and aching eyes. Myopia is a very common refractive error that is treatable for most people who have it. Using prescription lenses or having laser surgery could dramatically enhance the overall well-being of San Antonio, TX men and women. Visit Texas State Optical Bandera to find out more or arrange your exam with Dr. Perez.

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