In addition to wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses, myopia or nearsightedness can also be corrected with refractive operations. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is the first type of laser eye surgery, making it the predecessor of a more popular option known as LASIK. In today’s post, Myopia Institute discusses how it works.
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Myopia happens when the space between the back and front parts of your eyes is too wide, causing light rays to incorrectly focus before the retina. Using prescription lenses or applying atropine eye drops are some of the most common ways to manage it. When these options are incompatible with your condition, a reliable alternative is vision therapy.
Myopia, commonly referred to as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that develops when your eyeballs are too long, causing light to incorrectly fall in front of the retina. Your optometrist explains that this may cause difficulties when looking at distant objects while your close-range vision remains sharp.
Photochromic lens technology has been around since the 1990s. However, these light-adaptive lenses were only available for eyeglasses. It was only recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first contact lenses to use the same lens innovation.