Myopia or nearsightedness is a common vision defect in which you can see nearby objects clearly but not those located far away. Myopia may develop gradually or may occur all of a sudden. Myopia can run in families or may occur due to incorrect viewing of television or computer. People affected with Myopia are able to see objects located nearby clearly, but not the ones located far away. Other symptoms are:
• Blurry vision of distant objects
• Headache due to eyestrain
• Need to squint for clear view
• Difficulty in driving
HOW IS MYOPIA DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done via an Ophthalmologist who would do an eye test for checking your vision. He/ she may also take a few reading tests too.
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?
A number of alternative therapies exist including eye exercises and relaxation techniques, such as the Bates method of eye exercises are believed to aid with the condition.