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?
Diagnosis of nearsightedness is done through a regular medical set up. An ophthalmologist conducts a thorough medical examination of the eye by dilating the pupil. During the check up patients may be asked to read the eye chart after dilating the pupil. Bright light is used for examine the eye for diagnosing nearsightedness.
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?
Common complications that arise after surgical correction of nearsightedness are dry eyes, itching eyes and corneal scarring