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.
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.
Apart from eyeglasses and contact lenses, Myopia Institute provides orthokeratology as a reliable way to manage nearsightedness. In fact, many randomized, peer-reviewed and longitudinal studies reveal its effectiveness in controlling myopia progression. With its increasing success, you may have heard CRT®, VST, and other terms being mentioned alongside ortho k. [Read more…]