Myopia (Nearsightedness) Treatment
Nearsightedness is permanently correctable with all the types of laser vision correction
An introduction to nearsightedness (myopia)
Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a vision condition in which you can see close objects clearly, but see objects farther away blurred.
Nearsightedness occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, has too much curvature. As a result, the light entering the eye isn’t focused correctly and distant objects look blurred.
People with nearsightedness can temporarily correct it with glasses or contact lenses. For a more permanent solution, laser eye surgeons can change the shape of the front part of the eye to cure nearsightedness.
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Nearsightedness symptoms and lifestyle impacts
- You may have blurry vision when looking at distant objects
- You may feel the need to squint or partially close the eyelids to see more clearly
- You may experience headaches caused by eyestrain
- You may have difficulty seeing while driving a car and might notice this mainly at night
Causes of nearsightedness
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.
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It’s difficult to find helpful and straight forward information online about laser vision correction. Our goal is to myth bust and help you find the right treatment for your nearsightedness (even if it’s not at our clinic).
Nearsightedness examination in Toronto
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.
Nearsightedness treatment in Toronto
Eye surgeons routinely perform laser eye surgery on patients with nearsightedness. Over the past 30 years, laser eye surgery evolved through three generations to treat this condition:
Today, we also offer PiXL ™ in some cases of nearsightedness.
Videos and more information about Nearsightedness
Watch a video below and discover how you can take charge of this condition
Toronto Laser Eye Surgery Clinic
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