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Nearsightedness FAQs

How “Nearsightedness” (or Myopia) is corrected

Nearsightedness, clinically called “myopia,” is a common vision problem that affects almost a third of the population. The term nearsightedness has become common in describing people with myopia because they are able to see nearby objects more clearly than distant objects.

Because nearsightedness can be a hindrance in daily life, many patients seek effective ways of correcting their myopia. Corrective lenses in the form of glasses and contacts are a common way of correcting nearsightedness.

Without the assistance of corrective lenses, people with myopia tend to have difficulty clearly seeing:

  • The faces of people across a room
  • Highway signs when driving
  • A screen at a movie theater
  • A chalkboard or presentations from the back of a room
  • Other distant objects

Nearsightedness is usually caused by an eye that is too long. The irregular shape of the eye causes incoming light rays to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on it. As a result, images of distant objects appear blurry.
Prescription eyewear is effective for correcting myopia because the corrective lens can refocus the incoming light and create clearer images. Unfortunately, glasses and contacts are not a permanent solution for correcting nearsightedness, since they only work when they are being worn.

Since glasses and contacts can easily be misplaced and cannot be worn during every moment of the day, many people with nearsightedness with or without astigmatism seek more advanced solutions for correcting their disorder. Refractive surgery has become a viable option for correcting these.

Our Offices are conveniently located in:

Stockton, Lodi, Manteca, Sonora & Jackson


March Lane (Stockton) Medical Offices
1801 E. March Lane, Suite A-160 & C-350
Stockton, CA 95210

Downtown Stockton Medical Office
255 E. Weber Ave., Stockton CA 95202
Stockton, CA 95210

Lodi Medical Office
421 S. Ham Lane
Lodi, CA 95242

Manteca Medical Office
1630 W. Yosemite Ave., Suite 3
Manteca, CA 95337

Sonora Medical Office
14550 Mono Way
Sonora, CA 95370

Jackson Medical Office
817 Court Street, Suite #10
Jackson, CA 95642

Surgical Center
1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-360
Stockton, CA 95210

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Monday to Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Stockton March Lane Medical Office

1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-350, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 951-1178

Downtown Stockton Medical Office

1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-350, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 951-1178

Lodi Medical Office

421 S. Ham Lane, Suite A, Lodi, CA 95242
(209) 366-0446

Manteca Medical Office

1630 W. Yosemite Ave., Suite 3, Manteca, CA 95337
(209) 239-3880

Zeiter Eye Ambulatory Surgical Center

1801 E. March Lane, Suite C-360, Stockton, CA 95210
(209) 337-2020

Sonora Medical Office

Jackson Medical Office

Vision Services

Refractive Surgery

Cataract Surgery


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