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Nearsightedness
  • What is a nearsightedness ?

    Myopia, or nearsightedness as it is more commonly known, is a vision condition in which near objects are seen clearly but distant objects do not come into proper focus.
  • Why does nearsightedness occur ?

    When the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature, light entering the eye is not focused properly.
    Some theorists believe that nearsightedness is hereditary. There is growing evidence, however, that nearsightedness may also be caused by the stress of too much close vision work
  • How common is nearsightedness ?

    Nearsightedness is actually very common vision condition that affects nearly 30% of the total U.S. population. It normally first occurs in school age children. Since the eyes continue to grow during childhood, nearsightedness almost always occurs before the individual reaches the age of 20.
  • Will I have to wear glasses ?

    Nobody has to wear glasses. They are worn because they will enable you to see more clearly. If your condition warrants it, your doctor of optometry will prescribe corrective lenses for you. You may only need them, however, for certain events, like watching television, going to the theatre, or driving an automobile.
  • Will glasses / contact lenses cure nearsightedness ?

    Eyeglasses or contact lenses correct the problem by altering the way the light images enter your eyes, but the procedure does not cure nearsightedness. At present, there is no proven cure for nearsightedness.
  • How is nearsightedness diagnosed ?

    Nearsighted children are usually easy to identify because they often squint or have trouble seeing the chalkboard, the movie screen, the television or other distant objects. When your doctor of optometry gives you a complete vision examination, it will include a test for nearsightedness.
  • How will nearsightedness affect my lifestyle ?

    If glasses or contact lenses are prescribed, it may take you a few days to adjust to them and to seeing clearly. After that, nearsightedness will probably not affect your lifestyle at all