Myopia in Baton Rouge, LA

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what is Myopia?

Close to 130 million people in the United States are diagnosed with myopia (nearsightedness), which means it is one of the most common refractive errors. Myopia is a visual impairment that causes difficulty or an inability to see things that are distant from the eye. In other words, objects that are far away seem unclear or foggy. Myopia is generally thought to be caused by an abnormally shaped eyeball or cornea, which prevents light from focusing properly on the eye. The most common symptoms of myopia include blurry vision, squinting, and eyestrain. At Baton Rouge Eye Physicians, our team offers several effective treatment options to provide better eyesight for those struggling with myopia. Contact our office in Baton Rouge, LA to arrange an eye exam if you have noticed changes in your vision or are having trouble seeing things at a distance.

Diagnosis and Treatment for myopia

Testing for myopia is fairly easy and is typically done with a routine acuity assessment. Most of those who are told they have myopia have several effective treatment options available, depending on their prescription and typical day-to-day activities. Our team almost always prescribes eyeglasses or contacts to enhance vision. Many patients choose to use both to accommodate their unique routines. Certain patients could also be candidates for laser vision correction surgery for long-lasting results. Let us know if you are interested in refractive surgery (like LASIK), and we will be happy to perform an evaluation to see if you may be a good candidate.

Myopia FAQ

What are the symptoms of myopia?
There are various symptoms of myopia, including:

  • Squinting
  • Eye fatigue and strain
  • Headaches
  • Vision issues

If you notice any symptoms of myopia, you should schedule a consultation at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians for a proper evaluation.

What causes myopia?
An irregularity in the structure of the eye is the root cause of myopia. This condition can occur when the eyeball is too long or if the cornea is too curved, which can lead to myopia. In turn, your eyes can have a difficult time focusing properly.

Can myopia go away without treatment?
Once myopia is developed, there is no treatment to reverse the effects. This is why it is important to seek treatment at the onset of symptoms. Our team at Baton Rouge Eye Physicians can help identify the best course of treatment specifically for you.


Having vision that is not as sharp as it could be may often result in other unwanted symptoms, such as migraines and fatigue. Nearsightedness is an extremely common vision impairment that is often easily treatable for most patients. Wearing corrective lenses or having refractive laser surgery could dramatically improve vision for patients of all ages. Contact Baton Rouge Eye Physicians in Baton Rouge, LA to learn more or set up an appointment with one of our seasoned ophthalmologists.

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