In Myopia (short sightedness), the eye is longer than normal or the cornea is too steep, so that light rays focus in front of the retina. Near objects are clear, but distant objects appear blurred. For the most part, this is an inconvenience considering how frustrating it can be to be dependent on contact lenses or spectacles. In addition, eyes with a high degree of Myopia are at an increased risk of developing a serious condition like retinal detachment or glaucoma.
How can we help?
Our comprehensive eye examination will identify whether or not you have Myopia. If Myopia is identified we will discuss the sight correction options available and advise you on the most appropriate solution (if any is necessary). Typically, the solutions available are:
- Eyewear (such as glasses or prescription sunglasses)
- Contact Lenses
- Laser surgery.
If the patient is a child, our Myopia Management service may be of interest.