Here at Personal Care Optometry, we are dedicated to caring for patients who have nearsightedness.

Nearsightedness, known as myopia, makes it difficult to see objects far away. It is caused when the light entering the eye is focused in front of the retina instead of on it. This typically occurs when the eyeball is elongated, which is common in children who are growing quickly. Changes in your child’s vision may happen often, so it is important for them to continue to visit the eye doctor regularly to update their prescriptions for their glasses or contacts.

Both nearsightedness and farsightedness can be treated with corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses. After a thorough examination with a vision screening, we will be able to find the correct prescription so that you or your child will be able to see clearly.

There are several opportunities to slow the progression of myopia in children and teens as they grow and the myopia increases. Please talk to us about what can be done for you or your children. One of the options is Orthokeratology which is using special contact lenses to reshape the eye negating the need for corrective lenses throughout the day. You can read more about this in the next section under “Services”.

If you are experiencing trouble seeing objects that are far away or close up, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (818) 348-1266.