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:
- 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