Myopia

myopia

You may wonder what myopia is. Let us give you are brief explanation.

 Commonly known as nearsightedness, myopia is the medical term referred by optometrist. Myopia is a vision defection that individual seen close thing clear but blurred in focusing distant object.

When your eyeball is too long or curvature of cornea is too much, the light entering into your eye could not focus correctly on the back of your eyeball so that whatever far from you is blurred.

Surprisingly, myopia mostly happened during school age to 20 years old. The common symptom of myopia is hardly focus on the distant objects, such as chalkboard and television. Despite of youngsters, some of the adult will develop myopia caused by vision stress and health condition (e.g. Diabetes)

What cause myopia? Heredity is one the key to cause myopia. If one or both parents are nearsightedness, the chances of children with myopia is increased. Second, the excessive usage of eyes in reading, computer working or intense close visual work also will lead to myopia.

Don't worry, myopia is manageable if you follow your eye professional's instruction. There are several options to assist you to regain clear sight:

  1. 1. Eyeglasses:
        1. a. Commonly use for vision correction
  2. 2. Contact lenses

a. Provide better and clearer vision, wider field of view.
b. Regular cleaning and care is necessary.

3. Orthokeratology
a. Also known as corneal refractive therapy.
b. Correct vision by fitting a series of rigid contact lenses to reshape the cornea.

4. Laser and other refractive surgery procedures
a. Reshaping the cornea by using a laser beam of light to correct vision

5. Vision therapy
a. A series of eye exercises for people whose blurred distance vision caused by spasm of the muscles which control eye focusing.

We are strongly advice you consult your eye professional for more information.

Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.