Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is when objects up close are in focus, but objects in the distance appear blurry. Most people with myopia wear glasses or contacts. Myopia is a very treatable eye condition.
What causes myopia?
Myopia occurs when the cornea is too steep or the eye is too long. When light rays from distant objects enter the uncorrected eye, they converge in front of the retina so the image is unfocused. Laser eye surgery moves the image back onto the retina and this gives crisp, clear vision.
Signs of Myopia
Trouble seeing in the distance, reading road signs, alarm clock or TV watching
Squinting, eye strain, headache
Feeling fatigue when driving
Good to Know
Myopia is the easiest condition to treat when it comes to vision correction.
What are my options to correct my vision?
It’s the procedure of choice for patients with myopia aged below 50.
A less expensive and proven surgery that maintain corneal integrity.
A good option when you want rapid recovery of vision
This is usually the best option for people aged 50 and up, especially if they want to correct near vision as well as distance.
Myopia is the second most common refractive error after presbyopia. It's increasing worldwide.