Myopia (short-sightedness or near-sightedness) is a condition in which a person is able to see near objects well (when reading a book or working on the computer) but has difficulty seeing objects that are far away (road signs or bus numbers). Myopia occurs when the eye is unable to focus light rays accurately on the seeing part of the eye, the retina.
What causes myopia?Myopia is caused by an eyeball that is too long, causing light rays (and the image data it contains) to fall in front of the retina.
Myopia can be corrected with concave corrective lenses such as in spectacles or contact lenses. These vision aids help to better focus the light entering the eye. Other ways to correct myopia are refractive surgery options such as ReLEx smile surgery, LASIK, Epi-LASIK and implantable contact lens, subject to your ophthalmologist’s assessment for suitability.
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