nearsightedness, Myopia
  • By EYE Q India
  • August 2, 2018
General Eye Care

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that makes it difficult to focus on faraway subjects. People suffering from nearsightedness can see objects close to them clearly and see far away objects blurry. The prevalence rate of the disease is 34.60%. People in the age group of 20 to 40 are mostly affected by this disease.

Symptoms | Myopia

A person suffering from myopia cannot see objects such as chalkboards and road signs that are far away clearly. There is a persistent need to squint eyes to see clearly. One might have headaches due to continuous eye strain. A person might also have difficulty in seeing while driving, especially at night (night myopia).

Objects far away, like a chalkboard or road signs, appear blurry. There is a persistent need to squint or close eyelids to see clearly. Some people complain of headaches due to eyestrain. There might also be difficulty seeing while driving a vehicle, especially at night (night myopia).

Causes | Myopia

Myopia occurs when light rays entering the eyes focus in front of the retina, instead of focusing on it. Myopia can be inherited and is a genetic disease as well as can be developed due to environmental conditions.

If one of your parents is suffering from myopia, there is a high possibility that you can also develop the disease. People who do a lot of reading are at a higher risk of contracting it.

It is also known that environmental conditions may also contribute to a person having nearsightedness.

Treatment | Myopia

The doctor will do a thorough eye examination. He might also prescribe you corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct the focal point. One can also get it corrected by having refractive surgery. The doctor will use a laser beam to reshape your cornea. There are different types of refractive surgeries that the doctor will prescribe as per your specific condition.

With our Lasik Laser Surgery at Eye-Q Vision, the doctor will advise you on the best options from our wide range of laser surgery treatments available. You can rest assured that your precious vision is in the safe hands of an expert.

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