Nearsightedness is an eye condition in which you can see nearby objects clearly, but farther objects are blurry. Nearsightedness can develop slowly or suddenly, it can run in families or occur due to incorrect reading or viewing. Symptoms are:
• Blurry vision of distant objects
• Headache due to eyestrain
• Need to squint for clear view
• Difficulty in driving
HOW IS NEARSIGHTEDNESS DIAGNOSED?
An ophthalmology expert would diagnose this problem by doing an eye test and reading test, to see how closely you can read objects or books or signs.
HOW IS NEARSIGHTEDNESS TREATED?
The most common way to treat myopia is to prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses. Refractive surgery, once the eyes have stopped growing, has become another option for many people. The combination of the results from both eyes is written as a prescription that will correct your vision to make it as normal as possible.
• Contact lenses
• Refractive surgery
• Phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs)
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.