Queens Vistasite Eye Care

Myopia Control

Comprehensive Eye Care located in Elmhurst, NY

Myopia Control

Myopia Control services offered in Elmhurst, NY

Myopia control can help sharpen your vision if you have difficulty seeing objects that are far away. At Vistasite Eye Care in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, New York, skilled optometrists Vlada Straton, OD, Nadezhda Nisimova, OD, and the team offer myopia control to people of all ages. After a comprehensive eye exam, they can make treatment recommendations. Call the office to request a myopia control consultation or book one online today.

What is myopia control?

Myopia control diagnoses and treats nearsightedness (myopia). Nearsightedness is a common refractive error. If you’re nearsighted, objects close to you are easy to see, but things farther away look blurry.

Most people develop myopia during childhood or adolescence, but it may occur later in life too. If you’ve recently noticed a change in your vision, contact Vistasite Eye Care today.

Who can benefit from myopia control?

You might benefit from myopia control if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Blurry vision when looking at faraway objects
  • The need to squint to see clearly
  • Headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Excessive blinking

Nearsightedness tends to affect children differently. If your little one complains that they can’t see the TV or the chalkboard at school, get them to Vistasite Eye Care for a checkup.

When should I visit an eye doctor for myopia control?

Make an appointment at Vistasite Eye Care if you experience a change in your vision and it affects your ability to drive or complete other routine tasks. That’s especially true if your symptoms affect your ability to enjoy activities.

What happens during a myopia control visit?

Your Vistasite Eye Care provider reviews your health charts and asks about your symptoms, including when they first started and if they’re more noticeable when you’re driving or looking at objects in the distance.

Next, they order several tests, including a visual acuity test to check how sharp your vision is at a distance and a phoropter test. During a phoropter test, you read off a chart with different-sized letters and numbers while looking through a device with different lenses. The lenses help determine the prescription that will correct your vision.

How is myopia treated?

At Vistasite Eye Care, the team offers various treatments for myopia. Depending on your age and symptoms, they might recommend:

Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses have wire or plastic frames and two lenses. They rest comfortably on your nose and sharpen your vision.                                                

Contact lenses

Contact lenses are small plastic discs that sit on top of your corneas. Like eyeglasses, they sharpen your vision, magnifying objects in the distance.

Refractive surgery

Refractive surgery uses targeted light energy (lasers) to reshape your cornea. Reshaping your cornea affects how light bounces off your eye, reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Call Vistasite Eye Care to request a myopia control appointment or book one online today.