Also known as nearsightedness, myopia happens when the eyeball is too long from front to back, or the eye’s focusing mechanism is too strong. This causes light rays to be focused in front of, rather than on, the retina.
People with myopia have difficulty seeing distant objects. We can correct this refractive abnormality with a minus (negative or concave) lens. The image below illustrates where the light focuses in normal vision and in a nearsighted eye.
Despite it being obvious they need glasses or contact lenses, many people don’t know whether they are farsighted or nearsighted. An eye doctor or eye surgeon can conduct an eye examination to determine if you’re nearsighted.
First, the eye doctor or surgeon will check as you read letters on an eye chart simulating different distances. Then the eye doctor or surgeon will ask you to look through a variety of lenses to correct your vision, progressively making close objects appear more clearly.
Today, nearsightedness treatment options are no longer limited to prescription eyewear, like eyeglasses and contact lenses — and the lifestyle and occupational constraints they pose. Our doctors have seen and treated countless cases of myopia, always with the goal of providing the best possible quality of life and vision health. Now, you can see at a distance — no matter how far, as much as is possible with the human eye.
We can correct and restore nearsighted vision through these cutting-edge treatments:
Myopia treatment offers life-changing benefits that come with being able to see at a distance, and without the constraints of prescription eyewear.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is caused by a number of different factors including genetics and environment.
This depends on the amount of myopia and your doctor's recommendation. Consult your eyecare professional for advice
Research has found that children who spend more time indoors and on screens are more likely to have myopia progression
Nearsightedness describes the inability to see distance without corrective lenses. If a person is nearsighted, they can consult their eyecare professional and corrective lenses can be prescribed. Laser Vision Correction is also an option to reduce dependency on corrective lenses for adults with stable prescriptions
One is not better than the other. It simply means people with farsightedness can see better for far distances, and people with nearsightedness can see better at near. Corrective lenses or surgery are options to correct both
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