What causes myopia or nearsightedness? This eye condition is a result of the irregular shape of the eyes, which affects the relative focusing power of the cornea and lens. Light rays focus at a point in front of the retina rather than straight on its surface when a patient has myopic eyes.
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LASIK (laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is one of the most common eye surgeries for myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism treatment. This procedure involves corneal reshaping to allow the light that enters the eye to be focused properly onto the retina for improved vision.
Proper diet is key to maintaining healthy eyesight, especially during the developing years of childhood. Parents should teach their children about the nutritional benefits of certain eye-friendly food groups. Read on as Institute for Control of Eye Myopia in Children, a myopia control specialist, lists some types of food that can improve your child’s vision health.
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a common refractive error that occurs due to the irregular shape, curvature or thickness of the eyeball, cornea and lens, respectively. Today, this eye condition affects about 40% of the total population. Having myopia, however, isn’t a hopeless case. Fortunately, special types of eyeglasses, contact lenses and other medical procedures can help correct nearsightedness. One of the most popular ways to control the progression of myopia is through the use of bifocal eyeglasses.