Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition of the eye where the individual is not able to see far distance things, but is quite clear in seeing things that are closer to the eye. So if you are having trouble reading hoardings, sign boards and other far-off objects but can read the newspaper or your novel without trouble, you are probably suffering from myopia.
HOW IS MYOPIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Myopia can be easily done by a regular eye check up with an ophthalmologist. During the check up patients may be asked to read the eye chart after dilating the pupil. The doctor may also examine your eye through a bright light.
HOW IS MYOPIA TREATED?
Treatment for myopia is possible by wearing corrective glasses or even lenses. In some cases, refractive surgery may help, especially with very young people. LASIK is another treatment option available along with PRK, which include minute surgical procedures.
DID YOU KNOW?
Myopia is often diagnosed between the ages of 8 and 12.