Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away and is caused when images are focused in front of the retina. This typically occurs when the eyeball becomes longer, which is common in children who are growing quickly. The changes may be frequent, and glasses or contact lenses may need to be updated often.
Myopia can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. If you are experiencing trouble seeing objects that are far away or close up, contact us at (515) 440-4610 today to schedule an eye exam. Don’t struggle with poor vision.