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.
"Dr. Allison Tendler and the staff at Art Vision are THE BEST. Their approach to patient care is refreshing. They listen to me at every appointment. They discuss treatment options and are sincere in their concern for my eye health. Their facility is amazing. Everyone single member of the staff has taken the time to get to know me and greets me by name when I walk in. Dr. Tendler is an expert and has walked me through every step of the way. From someone who was scared to death of having anything done with my eyes to being given the gift of sight - Art Vision is a world class organization and we are lucky to have them here in Sioux Falls."- M.H. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
"I was very happy and well-pleased with the excellent job Dr. Tendler did on repairing my drooping eyelids. She is very caring and concerned about her patients. I enjoyed meeting her and am very happy with the work she did for me. Being able to see with wide open eyes, and no eyelashes blocking my vision is great. I didn't realize what a difference the surgery would make."- K.D. / Healthgrades / Apr 25, 2017
"Amazing Care! - Dr. Tendler was kind and considerate. She even called my home number after surgery to see how I was doing. I don't think anyone could find a more caring doctor or facility."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 16, 2016
"Dr. Alison Tendler gave me the gift of sight back! Without her help I would be completely blind today. For many years my sight was deteriorating. I had tried new eyeglasses with different prescriptions but noting seemed to help with my vision issues. My optometrist Dr. Alan Jones referred me to Dr. Tendler. January of 2010 Dr. Tendler did a cornea cell transplant on my left eye. I was 55 at the time. I was scared what if it didn't work and I was blind in my left eye. Several days later I was at my business sitting in my office when I looked up and realized that I was able to see and read a sign that was across the road over 400 feet away. Dr. Tendler recommended that I do the surgery on my other eye and I agreed with her. Today my vision in both eyes is 20/20. Thank you Dr. Alison Tendler you gave me my eyesight back. I am forever grateful. I highly recommend Dr. Alison Tendler!"- L.J. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
"8 months later I am thrilled by my refractive cataract surgery. I had both eyes done and within days of my surgeries being completed, I was amazed by how clearly I could see. By adding the refractive lenses, I am now able to read without the aid of glasses. As an avid golfer, I initially went in since I could not see the golf ball at a distance as it traveled and landed. I not only have my distance vision back, but my near vision as well. It has been an amazing opportunity to be able to see this well again."- J.H. / Office Visit / Mar 22, 2021
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
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 LASIK, PRK, 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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