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?
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?
The usual treatments for nearsightedness include wearing corrective glasses or even lenses. There are various other forms of refractive surgeries available too that include LASIK PRK and some other forms of minute surgical procedures.
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.