Ways to Know You Have Myopia

Looking at the family photos, you may find a new setting or environment unexpectantly has appeared in the background though you were in the picture and remember differently. If you took the photo, the background does not look as stunning as your artistic sense first thought when you examined the photo up close.

Now that you think about it, why is it in recent years you are always squinting as if a sunbeam has directly hit your eyes in the middle of a shaded room in the evening when they take the picture.

As you continue to ponder this change in the vision, you begin to realize while driving a familiar path do not look the same. It may not be all the new construction in the Houston area.

Last week in the distance a billboard appeared to have a child sitting by the “the nastiest curse word that starts with an F” which you quickly texted your local politician about. How dare they!

When getting closer, you discover it became an ad for a visiting youth hockey team with a particular puck. Puck it, it said you’ll be glad you did. 

So you pulled off the road and waited to see if it was one of those new changing billboards and the picture stayed the same.  Oh well, must have been that stray sunbeam again.

Then this week you pass by your parents home, and Uncle Charlie from Massachusetts sits on the porch. You furiously wave because it has been eleven years since Charlie visited Houston.

When you pull up in the driveway to have a chat, Uncle Charlie, as he comes to the car turns into your Dad.

You are not going blind

As a person ages, the lens becomes less flexible, and in some people, a significant change in vision happens. You are not blind, not crazy, and you saw what you say.

All it means is it is time for a trip to the Houston Lasik clinic. There you can explain to the staff and the good doctors what you saw, and they will believe you.

They can even tell you why you saw that. It begins with a council session with staff who will give general information and options about possibilities for helping the condition.


From the patient descriptions given above, the diagnosis most likely will be a form of myopia. Also known as nearsightedness, not seeing objects clearly in the distance or several feet away and yet up close the vision is what it always has been, gives it its name.

Myopia treatment options range from contact lenses, eyeglasses, LASIK, or other laser eye surgery such as Visian lenses.  Reserved for the most serious cases of myopia, Visian uses an implantable collamer lens to correct it.

Neural Mechanism

Eyes just begin the process of sight. Neural mechanisms exist behind object recognition. In the prefrontal cortex, visual representation becomes unaffected by the task.

So, tasks repeated have a space in memory, and if one has a momentary lapse well, the brain uses the stored information to fill in what it knows from before.

Moving on to new tasks, the brain may sound an alarm that vision has changed. How it displays that alarm remains unique to each individual.

For some, it is blurring, but for many others, it may be a peek-a-boo as in it was there, and now it is not. Or it creates an image pieced together that is similar. The brain visual problem solving can provide hours of entertainment if a person stays calm.

The doctors at the Houston clinic understand sight, neural mechanisms and the ways the brain compensates. Visit and get a consultation about the options available and let the good doctors in on what your creative mind does.

Houston Lasik leads in providing premium LASIK technologies to Houston, Sugar Land, and the surrounding region. The center’s award-winning medical director introduced revolutionary technologies such as iLASIK to the region. This technology is used by NASA astronauts, Navy SEALS and Air Force fighter pilots. At Houston Lasik, you can now receive the same treatment. For more information, please call (281) 240-0478





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