Myopia (Short-sightedness)

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What is Short-sight (or Myopia/Nearsightedness)?

Short-sight/nearsight or myopia results from either or the combination of the following:

  • focusing power of the eye being too strong, or
  • the eye being too elongated for power of the eye

This is opposite to long-sight or hyperopia.

Myopia is a common condition of vision, where the eye is unable to focus on objects in the distance resulting in a blurry appearance for a person with this condition.

Remedy for Short-sight

In order to have clear vision, light entering the eye must focus correctly on to the back of the eye, known as the retina.

This most common ways to achieve this are by using:

  • Glasses
  • Contact Lenses

Other methods involve temporarily or permanent changing the shape the the eye to correct focus, and these include:

  • Orthokeratology
  • Referral for surgical correction

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