Location

1400 Wade Watts
McAlester, OK 74501

918-429-1400

Get Directions

Office Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 1pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Find What You Need

myopia article
 

Myopia is the condition of being nearsighted. When it is an inherited condition, myopia begins early in life.  People with this condition can usually see near objects, but they struggle to see distant objects. Myopia is the opposite of hyperopia, or farsightedness.  In myopia, the anatomy of the eyeball, or globe, is longer than normal. This causes the light to focus in front of the retina, blurring the distance vision.  Myopia is corrected with glasses and contact lenses, or with laser vision correction. Laser vision correction is only recommended for people over 18 years old, when the eye has finished growing to adult size.

To correct the symptoms of myopia with glasses, lenses are used that are thicker on the edges and thinner in the middle. This is known as a concave lens, which can be cosmetically improved in higher prescriptions with a high index lens.

Myopes are also at increased risk for a retinal detachment. The signs and symptoms of a retinal detachment are flashing lights, black floaters, or a curtain over the vision. The risk of detachment is typically less than 3 percent.

Featured Articles

10% of Glaucoma Cases are Closed or Narr...
January 16, 2019
Kennedy Eyecare
Glaucoma is a disease that affects the optic nerve. The disease causes optic nerve damage, which leads to partial or total vision loss. These two types of glaucoma both stem from a problem in the angle between the cornea and iris of the eye. They are called Narrow Angle and Closed Angle Glaucoma. Narrow Angle glaucoma can develop either quickly or slowly and usually occurs in people with farsightedness. It occurs when the angle narrows causing the aqueous fluid to build up. This narrowing......

Lens Technology

Discover all the latest advancements in lens technology with our online video libray. From adaptave technology to uv filters, we have all your lens needs covered.

Kennedy Eyecare

Built on the foundation of patient convenience and satisfaction, we serve all of your family’s eye care needs under one roof. We're looking forward to seeing you!

© Kennedy Eyecare | 1400 Wade Watts | McAlester, OK 74501 | 918-429-1400 | Site Map | Email Us | Google Analytics
Text and photos provided are the property of EyeMotion and cannot be duplicated or moved.