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Your Eyes & Vision Explained

Myopia

 

Short Sight, Near Sight, Myopia

Myopia is the medical term for the eye condition commonly known as shortsightedness or near sightedness.

People with myopia see near objects clearly but their distance vision is blurred.

The blurring of vision associated with myopia is typically caused by the eyeball being too long or the cornea too steep. This causes the incoming light rays to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it.

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Signs of myopia are often noticed during school screenings or after parents notice that their children are having difficulty seeing street signs or the television. The condition can be inherited and usually starts at primary school age and stabilizes in late teens to early 20s.

 

Myopia treatments

People are affected by myopia with difference degrees of severity. Common treatments include glasses and contact lenses which work by refocusing the incoming light rays directly onto the retina. Laser eye surgery produces the same corrective result, but is permanent and gives the added benefit of being independent of glasses or contact lenses.

 

Laser eye surgery and myopia

For those suffering from myopia and looking for a way to enjoy a life free from the hassle of glasses or contact lenses, laser eye surgery is the ideal solution.

When treated with an Excimer laser, the cornea is flattened to refocus the incoming light rays directly onto the retina, thus restoring clear and focused vision.

If you have short-sightedness we can almost certainly help. Find out more about treating your myopia with the latest in laser eye surgery by suitability.

 

Myopia surgery, recovery and costs

If you decide to have laser eye surgery treatment for your myopia, you’ll typically return to work with 48 hours, noticing the improvement in your vision immediately.

If you’re concerned about affordability, find out more about the book your assessment online now. You could be weeks away from spectacle and contact lens free vision.