Around 40 percent of the U.S. population experiences myopia or nearsightedness. Myopia is a refractive error that causes the inability to clearly see objects or images from a distance. Caused by an abnormally shaped eye, myopia prevents light from properly focusing on your retina and blurs your vision. If your cornea is too steep, your eye is too long, or your lens is too dense, light will focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. You can have mild, moderate, or severe nearsightedness, which may impact different parts of your life, such as driving, seeing things on a blackboard, or even picking things up off the floor. If you have difficulties with myopia, please schedule an appointment at Eye Surgeon Direct with Dr. Kristin Held for an eye exam and a prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
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"Dr. Kristin Held is an excellent doctor and I have no reservation about giving her a very high recommendation. After injuring an eye, and all of the anxiety that goes with that, she put my mind at ease and put in motion the plan for full recuperation. She is thurough, has a very personable demeanor. Her staff is completely professional and on time.. Great parking."- R.E. / Google / Mar 02, 2019
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"Five Stars - Dr. Held is the doctor you want to go see for Ophthalmologist. She is excellent and spends a huge amount of time with you. Very different from other doctors!"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 05, 2017
"Dr. Held is an outstanding ophthalmologist! There is no other doctor like her in San Antonio!! She spends so much time with you and always goes beyond any other doctor I have seen. She is compassion, loyal to her oath, and is a true example of what a doctor should be. The wait time is worth it. So what that she is out of network....Most excellent doctors are!! This allows the government to stay out of medical health care. "- V. / Healthgrades / May 05, 2017
What to expect with nearsightedness diagnosis and treatment
If you experience symptoms of myopia, they can include:
- Squinting to see things in the distance
- Having soreness in the neck or shoulder muscles
- Experiencing dry eyes
- Feeling light sensitivity
To help you live more comfortably and address myopia symptoms, Dr. Held will complete a series of diagnostic tests, like performing a basic visual acuity test, measuring your prescription for glasses with a phoropter, checking the shape of your cornea with corneal topography, and revaluating your retina’s health with direct and indirect ophthalmoscopy. For patients with myopia who desire to see better without glasses and based on their lifestyle needs, we offer laser vision surgery and fittings for contact lenses to sharpen your vision. If you have already been diagnosed with myopia and experience these symptoms, it may indicate that your prescription has changed, and you need a new one.
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Going through life with blurry vision may often lead to other unwanted symptoms, such as headaches and fatigue. Myopia is a particularly common vision impairment that, fortunately, is completely manageable for nearly all of the patients who have it. Using prescription lenses or undergoing refractive laser surgery can drastically improve the day-to-day lives of San Antonio, TX men and women. Please visit Eye Surgeon Direct to hear more or schedule an eye exam with Dr. Held.