Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a very common eye condition in which close objects can be seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred. Myopia is the opposite of farsightedness or hyperopia.
Nearsightedness occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea, the clear front cover of the eye, has too much curvature. As a result, the light entering the eye is not focused correctly and distant objects appear blurred.
This condition generally begins to appear during childhood as a result of hereditary factors. However, adult onset of nearsightedness may occur because of health-related issues such as cataracts or diabetes. For those with daily habits such as extensive time spent working at a computer, reading, or doing other intense close visual work may be more likely to develop nearsightedness.
Instead of wearing glasses or contact lenses, nearsightedness can be permanently treated. Mitchell Eye Centre offers corrective surgery for nearsightedness using Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) / Advanced PRK or Refractive Lens Exchange.
These simple, safe procedures can free you of glasses and the troubles of wearing contact lenses.