Myopia is a condition in which the eye stretches itself, eventually becoming too long and causing distant objects to appear visually blurry – what we’d traditionally call “nearsightedness.”
The condition is known as a “refractive error,” meaning it occurs when light that enters the eye is unable to focus on the retina at a single point – in this case due to the eye’s unique shape. Without this single-point focus (known as “accommodation”), the eye can develop additional issues such as astigmatism, which blurs vision across all distances.
At our family clinic in The Woodlands and Tomball, TX area, we always strive to detect visual conditions before they become cause for concern. And because myopia can pose real problems over time, Glimpse encourages the parents of our younger patients to practice preventative eye care as much as possible.