If you find yourself having frequent headaches and a need to squint to accurately read or see objects from a distance, you could have myopia, or nearsightedness. Myopia effects one third of the population of the US today, and as we continue to use LCD devices such as computers or smartphones for longer periods of time, that number will most likely continue to rise. It is just one of the many afflictions of the eye that make it necessary for you to visit a Las Vegas optometrist to receive the valuable information and care necessary to protect your eyesight.
Current eye exams are necessary for the diagnosis of myopia, as well as early detection of a multitude of other complications. Cataracts, so coined the invisible sight thief, earns its name because it usually exhibits no symptoms until often irreversible damage has already occurred, such as foggy vision. Without treatment a cataract can become a cloudy spot on the eye, creating tunneling vision, and can result in complete blindness. Basic tests are done to look for cataracts during every comprehensive eye exam. If you have a high grade of myopia, meaning you are in fact very nearsighted, you are at a much greater risk of having a cataract. Las Vegas nearsighted patients will also be advised to take care to avoid sun exposure of their eyes, with the aid of prescription sunglasses, or Transition lenses.
Those with a need for corrected vision need to be visiting an optometrist for proper diagnosis of nearsightedness. If you’ve already been diagnosed and are receiving treatment via prescription lenses for myopia, and are still receiving headaches, it could be caused by an out of date prescription. Annual checkups are necessary to examine the state of the eye and to make sure your corrective lenses are treating your myopia correctly, as patients can become better or worse over time. Patients who are under the age of 18 with myopia will exhibit even more fluctuating prescription changes than adults, as their eyes are still continuing to grow.
Fortunately, Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas offers complete optometric care, from exam to lens and frame retail, in convenient locations to fit into your busy schedule. Our fully trained and licensed staff works with the most advanced equipment and procedures available to give you your sight back. We understand that everyone has individual vision needs, and so we’ll always give you the time to talk to your licensed Las Vegas eye doctors about your questions or concerns you have about your sight and the treatments available to you for your nearsightedness. Our staff at the Walmart Vision Center of Las Vegas offers the same stunning frames as trendy optical boutiques, at prices that everyone can afford.