Some of the most common visual errors that we see in our patients at Yeager Vision Care are refractive errors such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a condition in which you have the ability to see objects that are close-up, but struggle to see objects that are far away. Nearsightedness can occur at different levels; you may be able to slightly see objects from a distance, while others may not be able to focus on objects at a distance at all. Nearsightedness tends to run in families, and it can either develop during childhood or adolescence, or it can be present from birth. If you feel that you may be nearsighted, you should visit our Berea optometrist for a regular eye exam, during which we will be able to confirm if you are nearsighted or not. Fortunately, myopia can easily be corrected using prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or corrective surgeries such as LASIK.
Farsightedness, also known as hyperopia, is virtually the opposite of nearsightedness. Those who are farsighted cannot clearly see objects that are close to them, and instead only see objects that are at a distance from them well. Farsightedness also tends to run in families, and is usually present at birth. Similarly to nearsightedness, farsightedness can be determined during a routine eye exam with our Berea optometrist and can be corrected with the use of prescription glasses, contact lenses, or surgical methods.
If you feel that you may have one of these refractive errors, you should schedule an appointment at Yeager Vision Care to see our Berea optometrist at your soonest convenience. To schedule an appointment, you can either call our office and speak with a friendly member of our staff, or you can request your desired appointment time using the form on our website, in which case someone from our staff will be in touch with you promptly to confirm. To learn more about your eye health and the services we offer at Yeager Vision Care, we hope you will visit our website and contact us with any specific questions or concerns that you may have.