Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness

Luxury Solutions for

Nearsightedness

Understanding Myopia—Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Helpful Information from

RealEyes Optical

in Great Neck

Struggling to focus on objects that are more than a few feet away? You’re not alone…about one in every three people worldwide have some level of myopia, or nearsightedness. Vision professionals believe that, within a quarter of a century, more than half the world will be nearsighted.

There’s good news, though—in most instances, it’s easily fixed with corrective lenses. RealEyes Optical, in Great Neck, can help.

Nearsightedness

At RealEyes Optical

You can make a personal statement

At RealEyes Optical, we take a different approach than most other vision and eyewear businesses. We understand that glasses are more than just a way to help you take in the world. They’re a personal statement, and a part of who you are. You want eyewear that looks great and that feels comfortable.

At RealEyes Optical, we work hard to make you feel at home. We’ll never rush you through the selection and fitting of luxury frames. We’ll take the time to get to know you, to welcome you into our extended family. We carry a wide array of luxury brands, and we’ll take the time to ensure a perfect fit.

Call us at 516-488-4434, contact us online, or stop by our store for the RealEyes Optical experience. We welcome walk-ins and are also happy to schedule an appointment to help you find your ideal frames. We have an optometrist on staff to diagnose any challenges with your vision, and to accurately determine the right prescription for you. We also carry an extensive selection of luxury brands, including Prada, Guicci, Cartier and more. Come be part of the RealEyes family.

At RealEyes Optical

You can make a personal statement

At RealEyes Optical, we take a different approach than most other vision and eyewear businesses. We understand that glasses are more than just a way to help you take in the world. They’re a personal statement, and a part of who you are. You want eyewear that looks great and that feels comfortable.

At RealEyes Optical, we work hard to make you feel at home. We’ll never rush you through the selection and fitting of luxury frames. We’ll take the time to get to know you, to welcome you into our extended family. We carry a wide array of luxury brands, and we’ll take the time to ensure a perfect fit.

Call us at 516-488-4434, contact us online, or stop by our store for the RealEyes Optical experience. We welcome walk-ins and are also happy to schedule an appointment to help you find your ideal frames. We have an optometrist on staff to diagnose any challenges with your vision, and to accurately determine the right prescription for you. We also carry an extensive selection of luxury brands, including Prada, Guicci, Cartier and more. Come be part of the RealEyes family.

Nearsightedness FAQs

What Is Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness is a common vision problem characterized by the inability to focus on objects at a distance. It’s caused by refractory defects, which affect how light travels through your biological lenses. Those defects cause images to focus in front of your retina, rather than on it, leading to blurriness. It’s most often hereditary and typically first appears during adolescence.

What Are the Common Symptoms of Myopia?
If you are experiencing any of the following, you should schedule an appointment with our optometrist to determine whether you are nearsighted:

  • Difficulty focusing on objects at a distance
  • Persistent headaches
  • Difficulty seeing the road or other cars while driving (most often at night)
  • Excessive blinking or rubbing of your eyes

With nearsightedness, you’ll often have to squint to see things far away. That may cause you to sit closer to your devices or your television, or to hold books or magazines closer to your eyes.

What Are the Potential Consequences of Nearsightedness?
If not properly treated, myopia can have a number of adverse effects:

  • You can expect additional strain on your eyes
  • The additional strain may increase the risk of retinal tears or detachment, cataracts, glaucoma or other eye problems
  • You can put yourself and others in danger because of your inability to focus
How Is Myopia Diagnosed?

Nearsightedness can quickly and easily be identified with a basic eye exam that includes a refractive assessment. .

How Is Nearsightedness Treated?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is easily remedied with, either corrective frames or contact lenses.

Effective Diagnosis and Treatment

of conditions affecting your eyes

Nearsightedness
Glaucoma
Farsightedness
Presbyopia
Astigmatism
Dry-eyes
Cataracts
Conjunctivitis
Click on the boxes above to learn more about these eye afflictions—what they are, how they are diagnosed and treated, and how you can recognize the early warning signs.

Correct Nearsightedness

with Style and Comfort

Become a part of the RealEyes Optical family. Call us at (516) 488-4434, send us an email or stop by our store in Great Neck. 

Correct Nearsightedness

with Style and Comfort

Become a part of the RealEyes Optical family. Call us at (516) 488-4434, send us an email or stop by our store in Great Neck. 

Get in Touch Today

RealEyes Optical

A Luxury Experience for Your Eyes

Serving Manhattan and All of Long Island

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Real Eyes Optical

Address: 218 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

 Tues–Fri   10AM–6PM
Saturday 10AM–1PM

Service options: In-store shopping ·
Curbside pickup · Delivery

Get in Touch Today

RealEyes Optical

A Luxury Experience for Your Eyes

Serving Manhattan and All of Long Island

1 + 6 =

Real Eyes Optical

Address: 218 Lakeville Rd, Great Neck, NY 11020

 Tues–Fri   Opens 10AM      Closes 6PM
Saturday   Opens 10AM      Closes 1PM

Service options: In-store shopping ·
Curbside pickup · Delivery