Myopia is a common eye condition in which faraway objects appear blurry, but nearby objects are clear. Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is very common but treatable. The most common signs and symptoms of Myopia include blurry vision, headache, squinting and many more.
HOW IS MYOPIA DIAGNOSED?
A condition related to ophthalmology, myopia is diagnosed by a thorough eye examination by an expert in refractive conditions of the eye.
HOW IS MYOPIA TREATED?
While a doctor normally suggests eyeglasses and contact lenses to treat Myopia, however, refractive surgery or laser surgery is a permanent form of correction for Myopia. In case of a laser surgery, the cornea is reshaped to focus light onto the retina. After getting this surgery, the patient no longer needs to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is also the possibility of controlling myopia by using bifocals, progressive lenses and gas permeable contact lenses for children - thus reducing further damage.