Nearsightedness is a very common eye problem yet at the same time can cause vision problems that make normal every day activities difficult. It is a condition in which seeing objects far away is difficult. Objects appear blurry when they are far away but are able to be seen normally when objects are in close range. When a person has mild nearsightedness, he or she is able to see objects clearly within approximately a yard away. On the other hand, if a person has a more severe case of nearsightedness then the person will only be able to see clearly within a few inches. If you are having difficulty seeing far away objects and suspect that you may be nearsighted then you need to be evaluated by an eye doctor like our Santa Rosa Eye Doctor at Dr. Shipley & Associates.
Nearsightedness can greatly affect your quality of like especially if you do a lot of activities that require good long distance vision like driving. The good news is that nearsightedness is relatively simple to correct. The first thing you need to do is to go to our Santa Rosa Eye Doctor at Dr. Shipley & Associates to be evaluated. If you haven’t had your eyes checked in a while then your eye doctor will most likely do a comprehensive eye examination to rule out other eye diseases and conditions.
If our Santa Rosa Eye Doctor at Dr. Shipley & Associates diagnoses you with nearsightedness, then you will be given the appropriate prescription to correct it. Once you have your prescription, you need to choose corrective eyewear such as glasses or contacts. The doctor can help you to decide if contacts or glasses would be better for you. If you decide to get glasses one of our professional associates will gladly assist you in choosing the best frames to fit your personal style. We offer a wide variety of frames in different styles and price ranges.
Our Santa Rosa Eye Doctor at Dr. Shipley & Associates has been providing high quality, professional services to the community for over 40 years. Our staff is looking forward to help you with all your eye care needs from eye exams to selecting the perfect eye care products for you. Give us a call to schedule your first appointment with us today.