If you have trouble seeing objects from a distance or find yourself squinting at the movies, you may have nearsightedness, or myopia. This eye condition occurs when light entering the eye cannot be focused correctly onto your retina (the nerve layer of your eye), causing your vision to appear blurry.
In most cases, nearsightedness is simply a minor inconvenience and poses little or no risk to the health of the eye. But sometimes myopia can be so progressive and severe it is considered a degenerative condition. Extreme nearsightedness, known as high myopia, could cause the eyes to grow larger, increasing the risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma, and weakness or damage to the center of the eye known as myopic maculopathy.
At Clarity Eyecare we offer different services to treat, prevent, and slow the progression of nearsightedness. Dr. Chan fits specialty contact lenses that are designed to halt the progression of the condition in children and young adults, among other treatment options for myopia control.