Nearsighted

Benjamin Optical -  - Eye Center

Benjamin Optical

Eye Center & Optometrists located in Harlem, New York, NY, Inwood, NY & Staten Island, NY

If you’ve ever found yourself squinting to see something far away, you could be nearsighted. And you’re not alone. More than one in four people across the world live with nearsightedness. But you don’t have to suffer from fuzzy vision in the distance. At their offices in Staten Island, Inwood, Brooklyn, and Harlem, New York, Benjamin Optical offers correction for nearsightedness. Get 20/20 vision by calling them or booking your appointment online.

Nearsighted Q & A

I struggle to see things that are far away. Am I nearsighted?

It’s possible. It all comes down to how far away you’re able to see clearly. You’ve probably heard the phase 20/20 vision. This is a test of your visual acuity, or your ability to see clearly, at certain distances. Someone with 20/20 vision can stand 20 feet away from an object and see it with the same level of clarity as most people.

Nearsighted people begin to lose clarity of vision as they move farther away. Nearsightedness, also called myopia, varies in severity from one person to another. Some people might just have the sense that they need to squint to read something 20 feet away, while others might be entirely unable to make it out.

How do I know if I’m nearsighted?

Besides trouble seeing far away, there are some additional signs and symptoms you can look out for that indicate nearsightedness. If you’re a parent, watch for these symptoms in your children because nearsightedness is most commonly diagnosed during childhood or adolescence.

Some of the symptoms of nearsightedness include:

  • Headaches
  • The habit of sitting as close as possible to certain objects, like the whiteboard in a classroom or the TV
  • Excessive blinking or rubbing the eyes
  • Trouble seeing clearly while driving, especially at night
  • Squinting

If any of this sounds familiar, come to Benjamin Optical. Their dedicated team offers comprehensive eye exams to test your or your child’s vision. If they confirm that you or your son or daughter is nearsighted, don’t worry. Correcting this condition is extremely straightforward.

Can nearsightedness be treated?

Yes. Correcting your vision so you can see as clearly as the average person is simple. In fact, all you’ll need to do is decide if you would rather use contact lenses or eyeglasses.

With either fitted with the right prescription, which Benjamin Optical provides, you’ll be able to see as clearly as the average person.

Contacts are ideal for people who lead active lives or who don’t like the way eyeglasses look on their face. Eyeglasses can be more comfortable and are preferred by those who have an aversion to placing an object in their eye.

If you choose glasses, Benjamin Optical offers a range of designer frames so you can find the right eyeglasses for your unique style.

You shouldn’t have to struggle to see. To get your nearsightedness corrected, call Benjamin Optical or book an appointment online today.