Why You Can’t See Far Away

What are those? Dogs? Camels? Tan blotches?

They are horses. But for those who can’t see far away, they could be literally anything and that’s no way to go through life. Not being able to see objects in the distance is a condition called ‘Myopia’ and is commonly known as nearsightedness.

For those who are afflicted by myopia, it can be next to impossible to bring objects in the distance into focus. That’s why you can’t see far away. While objects close to the eyes can be seen, myopia is textbook vision impairment and needs corrective treatment. If you feel you have myopia, the first step is getting a comprehensive eye exam at your local optometrist. Your eye doctor will put your eyes through a series of tests to determine your vision health. If it is discovered that you have either myopia, hyperopia (farsightedness), or both, your optometrist will prescribe the neccessary corrective treatment or eyewear.

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Here are the two most common and effective ways to correct vision:


Glasses used to be depicted in media as something to be avoided (read: for NERDS!). Luckily, most of the world wised up and realized that glasses can actually make people look even better, while still doing an excellent job of correcting vision. Now, glasses are sought after and designer glasses can be a stylish statement. There is a pair of glasses for everyone and with the right selection and a team of talented opticians to help with the selection process, glasses can be the perfect solution to myopia or hyperopia. If you find you have myopia, consider glasses as a fix.

Contact Lenses

If glasses are not your thing or you’d prefer to wear them only in the evenings, contact lenses are another excellent option for correcting vision. Contact lenses are light and unintrusive. Most people who wear them frequently forget that they are even there after a while. If you do find that you’re afflicted by myopia, you can count on contact lenses to correct it. After getting a comprehensive eye exam at your local optometrist, talk to them about your options and if contact lenses sound right for you, go for it – you’ll be comfortable and you’ll be able to pick things out at a distance like a pro.

If you can’t see far away, talk to your local optometrist today. There is a fix and the sooner you find it, the sooner you’ll be able to point out horses to others.


Worried you suffer from nearsightedness? Use our at-home Vision Checklist to put your eyes to the test: