what is nearsightedness

What Is Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness, also referred to as myopia or shortsightedness, is a common eye condition that results in seeing objects up close clearly but objects further away blurry. Did you know that about 25% of Americans are diagonsed with myopia? This eye problem is common amongst all ages and is typically tied to genetics. If you’re wondering how to fix nearsightedness, well, there are several options when it comes to correcting nearsightedness, some of which we will discuss below.

Of Americans are Diagnosed with myopia
There Are More Than
Million Cases Per Year
of Americans ages 12-54 are nearsighted
what is nearsightedness

Normal Vision vs. Nearsightedness

Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back. Instead of focusing images on the retina, like individuals without myopia experience, the lens of the eye focuses the image in front of the retina. This results in blurry vision for all objects that are further away. In addition, nearsightedness can be the result of the eye’s outermost layer, the cornea. Typically, the cornea could be too curved for the length of the eyeball or a lens that is too thick.

How To Cure Nearsightedness

Typically, in routine eye exams is when one would be diagnosed with nearsightedness. Sometimes people with undiagnosed myopia have headaches and eyestrain from struggling to clearly see things in the distance. Treatment options include eyeglasses, contact lenses, surgery such as LASIK, and many other options. It’s important to regularly see an eye doctor to decide which treatment is best for you. At Fashion Eye Center, our experienced Tucson eye care specialists are ready to serve all of your visual needs.

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