When To See An Eye Doctor?
Mild nearsightedness is rarely harmful to one's eye health, but increasing myopia can be. When a child's myopia worsens as they get older, they're more likely to acquire sight-threatening disorders later in life.
Early detection and treatment of nearsightedness can reduce the likelihood of acquiring these issues. Adults with nearsightedness can usually fix their symptoms with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. These corrective lenses require a vision prescription, which is provided by an eye specialist following a thorough eye examination.
Optional procedures such as LASIK and PRK may be able to permanently correct nearsightedness and its symptoms once myopia has stabilized.