Myopia, or near-sightedness, is one of the most common eye problems you could have. If you can see objects close-up very clearly, but not far away, you might have myopia. At Curtis R. Anderson Optometrists in Lawrence, Kansas, we see cases of myopia every day. A simple eye exam will lead you to the eye care and myopia treatment you need. There are several different options for myopia control and myopia treatment.
Glasses and Contact Lenses
After an eye exam with our optometrist, you will know immediately if you have myopia or need corrective lenses. This is the most common treatment for myopia. Whether you correct your myopia with eyeglasses or contact lenses depends on both medical needs and personal preferences.
Ortho-K and CRT
This is a treatment used to rectify myopia without the need for corrective lenses. By wearing lenses overnight, you can reshape your eye and eliminate myopia. The effects last for the day, so this is a device that you will have to wear daily while you sleep. Our optometrist will assess your condition to determine whether or not this treatment option is right for you.
Eye surgery such as LASIK is another potential myopia treatment option. This can correct nearsightedness by changing the shape of your eye. A laser is used to cut a slit in your cornea, and the tissue is reshaped.
Another kind of eye surgery is PRK, also known as photorefractive keratectomy. This can correct myopia and also far-sightedness. This is also a laser surgery that reshapes your cornea to allow light in. Nothing is cut on the cornea for this surgery, which makes this surgery preferred by many eye care patients with myopia. Our optometrist may recommend intraocular lenses or implants if your cornea is too thin for LASIK or PRK. In this myopia treatment, a synthetic lens is implanted directly inside your eye in front of your lens.
Contact Our Optometrist in Lawrence for Myopia Treatment
Our optometrist, Dr. Curtis R. Anderson, has years of experience providing Lawrence residents with reliable eye care services. If you suspect you are suffering from myopia, schedule an eye exam today. Dr. Anderson will assess your eyes to determine whether or not you have myopia and find the treatment that is best for you. For more information on myopia or to schedule an eye exam, call us today at (785) 843-8200.