Myopia (Nearsightedness) in Sioux Falls, SD

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About Myopia (Nearsightedness)

At ART Vision in Sioux Falls, SD, our team, led by board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Alison R. Tendler, is highly skilled in the diagnosis of nearsightedness and is equipped to recommend advanced vision correction solutions that will improve your overall quality of life to fit your lifestyle. Known as myopia by physicians, nearsightedness is one of the most common vision impairments, making objects at a distance tough to see with clarity. Individuals that are nearsighted typically see normally up close but have difficulty seeing clearly when viewing images that are at a distance. Nearsightedness affects roughly 30 percent of American men and women. But the great news is that there are several effective options available to cope with or correct your vision. If you have noticed a decline in your vision and are having trouble seeing from a distance, contact ART Vision in Sioux Falls, SD to schedule a consultation and begin exploring your surgical treatment options.


While the most prominent sign of nearsightedness is the inability to see objects clearly when at a distance, other common symptoms may include:

  • Frequent headaches
  • Eye strain
  • Fatigue

Patients who were previously diagnosed with nearsightedness and have been prescribed eyeglasses or contacts but feel their lifestyle is impaired by their dependence upon these devices should schedule a consultation at ART Vision for a secondary opinion.


Generally speaking, the cause of myopia is a longer shaped eyeball or cornea that has a high curve. When light cannot properly focus on the back of the eye, objects and items appear blurred at certain distances. Nearsightedness is most often diagnosed in school-aged children, especially those who have a family history of vision impairment. 

Diagnosis and Treatment

Before a surgical treatment plan is created, a member of our team will take special measures to properly diagnose your condition. Next, we will ask questions about your lifestyle and medical history. Finally, we will have you meet with Dr. Tendler to discuss your laser vision correction options. Surgeries, such as LASIKPRK, or implantable contact lenses (ICLs) can greatly improve your vision and provide you with a long-lasting solution that may reduce or even eliminate your need for eyeglasses or contacts.

Clear Vision At All Distances

If your need for glasses or contacts are causing unpleasant symptoms and decreasing your overall quality of life, you deserve a solution that will address the root cause of the issue. At ART Vision, we pride ourselves on providing care that helps our patients take back their lives. Contact us at our Sioux Falls, SD facility today to schedule your consultation and discuss the surgery options we offer for myopia.  Let us help you obtain the vision lifestyle you desire so you can See the World Better and See Yourself Better.

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