What Is Myopia?

Myopia or Short sightedness is a commonest refractive error. It is not a disease but rather a condition caused by irregular eye shape. People with this condition are able to see near objects clearly but objects at a distance seem un-clear.

Causes of Myopia

Myopia occurs due to the increase in the length of eyeball. This causes the image to focus in front of the retina rather than on it. People with myopia see close objects clearly but distant objects appear blurred.

Myopia Treatment

Eye glasses are the primary choice of correction for persons with nearsightedness. Generally, a single vision lens is prescribed to provide clear vision at all distances. A large selection of lens types and frame designs are now available for patients of all ages. Eye glasses are no longer just a medical device that provide needed vision correction, but can also be a confidence booster and a self-image fashion statement. They are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, colors and materials that not only correct the vision problems but also may enhance appearance.

For some individuals, contact lenses can offer better vision than eyeglasses. They may provide clearer vision and a wider field of view. However, since contact lenses are worn directly on the eyes, they require regular cleaning and care to safeguard eye health.