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The Differences Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

The Differences Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

The Differences Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

Clear vision is important, and if you're nearsighted or farsighted you might have trouble seeing objects as clearly. At Riviera Opticare in Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ, we provide eye exams to determine an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan that will help preserve your vision. Before you visit us, we invite you to keep reading to learn more about nearsightedness and farsightedness!

What is Nearsightedness?

Being nearsighted means that you can see objects clearly up close, however, objects that are farther away can be blurry and out of focus. You may also have difficulty driving without vision correction, as it is challenging to see other cars, street signs, or traffic lights clearly. Along with that, you might be squinting constantly for better clarity and have headaches.

What is Farsightedness?

Those who are farsighted see objects that are far away more clearly, but they can't see items that are up close as well. You might have trouble reading a book or seeing your computer screen without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Our optometrist will perform an eye exam to evaluate your vision and recommend a treatment that will correct your vision.

How Can Your Eye Doctor Help?

Eyeglasses are the most common treatment for nearsightedness and farsightedness. The eyeglasses can help you see your entire field of vision more easily, which will reduce blurry vision. As a result, you will be able to accomplish tasks at work or school without problems and have clearer vision when driving.

Contact us for Treatment Today!

If you have nearsightedness or farsightedness, our team at Riviera Opticare in Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ, can help. After we perform an eye exam, our optometrist can recommend eyeglasses or contact lenses to help you see more clearly. To schedule your appointment, call our office today!


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