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Myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is a widespread vision problem that means you have difficulty seeing objects at a distance. Very mild myopia may not require vision correction, but if the condition is severe, you may need major vision correction or a long-term fix such as laser surgery. The skilled ophthalmology team at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology in Beverly Hills and Torrance, California, designs customized solutions for myopia, with every treatment fully customized.

Surgery for nearsightedness in Beverly Hills

Myopia is nearsightedness. If you see well up-close but squint at any significant distance, you very likely have myopia. You may not need vision correction if the condition is mild, but most people with myopia must wear contact lenses or eyeglasses to have clear vision.

If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts, LASIK or another custom laser eye surgery can resolve your myopia for the long term.

Myopia diagnosis: Symptoms of nearsightedness

If you are nearsighted, you may experience some of the following symptoms.

  • Headaches
  • Find yourself squinting to see clearly
  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble seeing clearly when driving at night

If you use over-the-counter glasses, you may notice that they are no longer doing the job if you have undiagnosed myopia. If you have any of these symptoms, you can get effective vision correction with glasses or contact lenses, or long-term correction with laser surgery.

FAQ

What causes myopia?

If you have myopia, your eyeball lengthens from front-to-back, and that distortion causes the vision problems. The exact reason for this is uncertain, although genetics plays a role. Myopia may also develop if your cornea is overly curved or if your eye lenses are overly thick.

Am I a good candidate for myopia eye surgery?

If you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses to see clearly, you might want to consider myopia eye surgery. With surgery like LASIK, you can get long-term vision correction after one short surgical procedure.

The best candidates for myopia correction surgery have stable vision for at least a year, with no serious eye disease or conditions. Additionally, you should have the same eye prescription for two to three years prior to your surgery.

Is LASIK the best treatment for nearsightedness?

For LASIK surgery, you need enough healthy corneal tissue for your surgeon to create a small incision (the flap) in its upper layer. If your eyes lack enough corneal tissue for a flap, your Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology surgeon may recommend an alternative like LASEK or PRK surgery.

Can I get myopia surgery if I have dry eye?

If you have dry eye, that will not necessarily exclude you from getting myopia correction. Your ophthalmologist will treat the dry eye and make sure the problem is fully resolved before you have laser eye surgery. Performing laser eye surgery can worsen dry eye, so that condition must be resolved first.

For myopia correction that lasts, trust the expert surgeons at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology for help. Book your appointment online or by phone now.

Why choose Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology for myopia?

The decision to undergo eye surgery is not minor. If you are tired of wearing glasses or contacts and are ready for the freedom achieved with custom myopia surgery, our clinic has an impeccable reputation for the quality of results. Our ophthalmologists are ahead of the curve on the latest advances in treatment for nearsightedness. We are equipped with the newest technology for testing, diagnosis, and treatment, and offer a superior patient experience, from start to finish.

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