Nearsightedness is a common eye condition in which faraway objects appear blurry, but nearby objects are clear. Nearsightedness, also known as Myopia, is very common but treatable. The most common signs and symptoms of Nearsightedness include blurry vision, headache, squinting and many more.
HOW IS NEARSIGHTEDNESS DIAGNOSED?
Nearsightedness can be diagnosed by an ophthalmology expert in refractive conditions of the eye. An eye examination will help with the diagnosis.
HOW IS NEARSIGHTEDNESS TREATED?
While a doctor normally suggests eyeglasses and contact lenses to treat Nearsightedness, however, laser surgery is a permanent form of correction for Nearsightedness. 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?
For those who are very young, there is a possibility of treating this problem of nearsightedness by using bifocals, progressive lenses and gas permeable contact lenses for children that helps to minimise further damage.