The term nearsightedness is used for defining the eye condition Myopia. As the name suggests, here the individual is unable to see far distance things, but is quite clear in seeing things that are closer to the eye. Common symptoms include trouble reading hoardings, sign boards and other far-off objects but no difficulty in reading a newspaper or closer objects without trouble.
HOW IS NEARSIGHTEDNESS DIAGNOSED?
An Ophthalmologist usually diagnoses Nearsightedness by conducting a complete eye examination.
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.