Lots of People are Losing Distance Vision
…and no one knows why?
It might sound strange that a non-infectious disorder (Nearsightedness) is reaching epidemic proportions around the world, but over the last few decades, there’s been an explosion in the number of young people who have developed nearsightedness, and scientists are trying to explain why
What is Nearsightedness ?
Nearsightedness , also known as myopia, causes your vision to be blurry in the distance but clearer when looking at things up close.
How Do I Know if I have Myopia?
If you are nearsighted, you typically will have difficulty reading road signs and seeing distant objects clearly, but will be able to see well for close-up tasks such as reading and computer use.
What Causes Myopia?
Though the exact cause for this increase in nearsightedness among kids in the recent years is unknown, many eye doctors feel it has something to do with eye fatigue from computer use and other extended near vision tasks, coupled with a genetic predisposition for myopia.
Other signs and symptoms of myopia include squinting, eye strain and headaches. Feeling fatigued when driving or playing sports also can be a symptom of uncorrected nearsightedness.
Myopia is easily corrected by using prescription glasses or contact lenses specifically designed to counteract the effect. A concave lens (minus powered) is placed in front of a myopic eye, moving the image back to the retina and clarifying the image.
Refractive surgery ( like LASIK) can reduce or even eliminate your need for glasses or contacts. The most common procedures are performed with an excimer laser.