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Nearsightedness And Farsightedness Specialist

Antelope Valley Optometric Center

Optometrists located in Lancaster, CA

Having clear vision at all distances is something that’s easy to take for granted until you start having vision problems. When you have trouble seeing near, far, or both, it’s important to correct your vision so that you can do daily tasks safely. The optometry team at Antelope Valley Optometric Center offers treatment for adults and children in Lancaster, California who are both nearsighted and farsighted.

Nearsightedness and Farsightedness Q & A

Why is my vision blurry?

Blurry vision is a loss of sharpness, which can make objects appear out of focus. In many cases, blurry vision is the result of a refractory error, which is the term used to describe changes in corneal shape that cast light unevenly on the retina and affect vision. The most common refractory errors are nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Presbyopia, an age-related change in the eye that causes both nearsightedness and farsightedness, is also commonly responsible for blurry vision. Nearsightedness that makes items far away from you look blurry, whereas farsightedness makes items close to you appear blurry.

What are the symptoms of nearsightedness and farsightedness?

You expert optometrists at Antelope Valley Optometric Center evaluate your eyes to determine which type of vision problem you’re having, so they can recommend the right treatment for it.

The most common sign is blurred sight that affects objects close to you, or those that are farther away. However, you might also experience other symptoms, especially if you have to strain your eyes to see clearly. These include:

  • Headaches
  • Difficulty seeing while driving (especially at night)
  • Frequent blinking
  • Hazy vision
  • Squinting

The severity of your symptoms depends on how bad your vision problem is. You might not have any noticeable changes in your vision, or experience other symptoms, if you have a mild case of nearsightedness and farsightedness.

What causes nearsightedness and farsightedness?

If you’re nearsighted, light focuses in front of your retina rather than on it. This can happen if you have a cornea and/or lens that is too curved for the length of your eyeball. If you’re farsighted, light focuses behind your retina instead of on it, which can happen if your eyeball is too short.

How can I treat nearsightedness or farsightedness?

You expert optometrists at Antelope Valley Optometric Center check your eyes to determine what kind of vision problem you have. Depending on the type of problem you have and how much it affects your vision, optometrist might recommend wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses that will allow you to see clearly. You might also be a good candidate for refractive surgery  to correct vision problems, if you prefer not having to wear corrective lenses.

If you’re experiencing vision problems, please call or book your appointment online today with Antelope Valley Optometric Center.