Nearsightedness is a common eye condition in which faraway objects appear blurry, but nearby objects are clear. Nearsightedness, also known as Myopia, is very common but treatable. The most common signs and symptoms of Nearsightedness include blurry vision, headache, squinting and many more.
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?
Common treatment methods for nearsightedness are by wearing corrective eyeglasses, contact lenses. In some patients refractive surgery may be performed to correct nearsightedness. Laser is commonly used in refractive surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Nearsightedness is often diagnosed between the ages of 8 and 12.