For a nearsighted person, close objects are clear, but distant objects are blurred.
What are the symptoms?
For a nearsighted person, close objects are clear, but distant objects such as a school blackboard, a street sign, or a face across a room are blurred and difficult to distinguish. Over 25% of adults worldwide are nearsighted.
What is the cause?
Technically known as myopia, nearsightedness occurs when the eye is
unusually long, a shape that causes light rays to focus too far in front of the
retina. An inherited condition, it is often discovered when children are 8 to
12 years old. During the teenage years, when the body is growing rapidly,
nearsightedness gets worse. Then between ages 20 and 40 there is little
People who are severely nearsighted have a higher risk of having a detached retina.
How can it be treated?
People who are nearsighted can have their vision corrected by several means, including:
- Contact lenses
- Laser surgery
- Radial Keratotomy
- Orthokeratology (Vision Shaping Treatment