Myopia / Nearsighted

What you see?

If you are nearsighted then you have trouble seeing objects in the distance, but you can see objects close by more clearly.

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Symptoms of nearsightedness
  • Blurred distance vision, but close objects are in focus
  • Frequent squinting of eyes
  • Eye strain or headaches from trying to focus
Causes of nearsightedness
  • Light rays focus too far in front of the retina as the eye has a long shape
  • Light rays form a focus point in front of the retina instead of directly on it.
What to do
  • Nearsightedness can be diagnosed by an eye care professional with a simple eye exam
  • Contact lenses and spectacles correct nearsightedness by diverging light rays, which reduces the eye’s focusing power. This moves the eye’s focus point backward, onto the retina where it belongs
  • Easily corrected by refocusing the light rays onto the retina of the eye:
    • Spectacles
    • Contact lenses
    • Surgery – can be expensive, and pose a greater risk than a contact lens option, the procedure involves either laser technology or manual incisions to remove small amounts of tissue from the cornea

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