Nearsightedness (myopia)2019-04-17T10:01:18+00:00

Myopia (Nearsightedness) Treatment

Nearsightedness is permanently correctable with all the types of laser vision correction

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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.

nearsightedness illustrated

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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:

  1. Learn more about PRK
  2. Learn more about LASIK
  3. Learn more about ReLEx SMILE

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

Cycle For Sight 2016

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, over 300 cyclists will embark on the 8th Annual Cycle for Sight fundraising ride in support of vision research funded by the Foundation Fighting Blindness ( Cyclists will be cycling either from Toronto or Alliston to the Craigleith Ski club by Blue Mountian (Collingwood area). Cycle for Sight ( events will also be taking place in Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver (West Langley). At The Clearview Institute, sight saving research is very dear to our hearts. The Clearview Institute is proud to once again be a local sponsor for the Cycle for Sight Toronto event.

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Toronto Laser Eye Surgery Clinic

We help Torontonians from 20 to 80+ get freedom from contacts and glasses so they can squeeze the goodness out of every second

“To all Clearview Staff, thank you for making me feel so comfortable during my pre-op and LASIK procedure. I was very nervous and you all were so kind. I appreciate all your expertise and Tender Love and Care.”


“Dr. Kranemann is an EXCELLENT Ophthalmologist!! He helped my father’s vision with amazing results and we are truly grateful. Dr. Kranemann is a perfectionist and a remarkable professional who cares about the patient. He works very hard to help everyone, and his staff is wonderful and very kind. Dr. Kranemann is focused on the patient’s vision with extreme care and efficiency at every appointment.”


“Thank you so very much for the expert care before, during, and after my SMILE procedure. State of the art facility, world renowned surgeon, seasoned staff…I am thrilled.”


“Had the new vision correction procedure SMILE. WOW is all I can say. Life without glasses is amazing. Great surgeon and medical staff. Will refer his expertise on to family and friends.”


“I found Dr. Kranemann very kind, I was very nervous and he went out of his way to make sure that I understood everything he was going to do. His staff are very nice and helpful. He is a great doctor, I’m glad I have him.”


“Dear Dr. Kranemann, Many thanks in the nice, smooth and trouble free cataract surgery you carried out on both my eyes at Clearview Institute. I would like also to extend my thanks to all the staff of clearview. They are efficient, kind hearted and very helpful. I wish all of you the continued success you well deserved.”


“Dr. Kranemann is exceptionally intelligent and experienced. He is passionate about achieving perfect results for his patients, and proved it by correcting my father’s vision perfectly. We are very happy and grateful and highly recommend Dr. Kranemann.”


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