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Paradise Canyon Eye Care

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1449 N. 1400 W. Ste. 24
St. George, UT 84770
Phone: (435) 656-2003

Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am6:00pm
Friday9:00am4:00pm
SaturdayBy Appt.
SundayClosed
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MYOPIA (Nearsighted)


What is myopia?

People with myopia have difficulty seeing objects further away.  Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a vision condition in which near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects do not come into proper focus.  Nearsightedness occurs if your eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature, so the light entering your eye is not focused correctly.

What causes myopia?

Nearsightedness is a very common vision condition that affects nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population. Some evidence supports the theory that nearsightedness is hereditary.  There is also growing evidence that nearsightedness may be caused by the stress of too much close vision work.  It normally first occurs in school-age children.  Because the eye continues to grow during childhood, nearsightedness generally develops before age 20.

What are some symptoms that would make me think I have myopia?

A sign of nearsightedness is difficulty seeing distant objects like a movie or TV screen or chalkboard.  A comprehensive optometric examination will include testing for nearsightedness.  

Do I need to wear glasses all the time?

Dr. Fife can prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses to optically correct nearsightedness by altering the way the light images enter your eyes.  You may only need to wear them for certain activities, like watching TV or a movie or driving a car, or they may need to be worn for all activities.

Refractive surgery or laser procedures are also possible treatments for nearsightedness.

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Office Hours

Day
Monday9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am5:00pm
Thursday9:00am6:00pm
Friday9:00am4:00pm
SaturdayBy Appt.
SundayClosed

 

"We found Dr. Fife such an excellent doctor that when we lived in Asia we flew back to St. George every year to receive eye care. I was so impressed with the depth of the exams my husband and I received, and the advice on how to maintain good eye health. The supplements he recommended cured my dry eye symptoms. I had suffered from dry eyes for years and thought nothing could be done. We were both very impressed with Dr. Fife and his staff." - Linda R.

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