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Myopia is also called nearsightedness, and it causes items to look blurry far away while items close up can be seen clearly. Your vision exam will determine the degree of myopia you have so that the eye doctor can give you a new prescription. If you are looking for myopia treatment in Bakersfield, CA, the eye care professionals at Southwest Eye Care are ready to assist you.  


The Cause of Myopia

Myopia occurs when the eyes are abnormally shaped. When the eyeball is too long, light that enters the eye gets focused incorrectly. When light enters the eye, it is supposed to be focused on the retina, an area on the back of the eye. When someone has nearsightedness, the light enters and then is focused elsewhere, causing vision to be blurry. Myopia can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. With a new prescription after an eye exam, patients will be able to see far more clearly with corrective lenses.

Symptoms of Myopia

Myopia can cause headaches that occur frequently as your eyes have struggles to see better. Frequent squinting is another symptom that you will see in both adults and children. Children with myopia often rub their eyes as well in an attempt to see more clearly. Kids who develop myopia often have their grades drop because they can't see well in the classroom. Everyone with myopia needs eye care to have their eyesight tracked. Both adults and children need to have a vision exam each year. 

Schedule an Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Bakersfield, CA

When you need to see an eye doctor for vision monitoring, myopia control, or corrective lenses, call our optometry center in Bakersfield, CA, at (661) 833-4040