Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
1135 W. University, Suite 346
Rochester, Michigan 48307
(248) 650-2255 (877) 219-8303
Hours: Monday through Friday with evening and Saturday morning appointments also available
The inability to see objects clearly at a distance is called nearsightedness or myopia. The condition is caused by an eyeball that is too long and focuses light rays in front of the retina, instead of clearly on the retina, which is needed for normal vision.
Myopia usually begins in childhood, making uncorrected nearsightedness the most common eye problem among school-age children. As the body grows, the myopia usually progresses and then stabilizes in adulthood.
The symptoms of myopia include blurry vision, headaches, and eyestrain, and can usually be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses. A thorough eye examination by an eye-care professional is recommended at the first sign of a visual problem. If corrective lenses are prescribed, it's a good idea to have yearly eye examinations so that changes in vision can be monitored and treated.
Dr. Weingarten offers a range of treatments for nearsighted patients. In order to select the most appropriate treatment, he first performs a complete eye exam. If the patient is a candidate for LASIK in Rochester / Detroit, Dr. Weingarten performs more specialized tests to recommend the best type of laser eye surgery. For individuals who cannot undergo LASIK, Dr. Weingarten offers an array of advanced contact lenses and eyeglasses. At Rochester Eye Care, patients can also receive treatment for glaucoma and presbyopia, as well as undergo cataract surgery in Detroit.