Nearsightedness: Causes and Symptoms of Myopia By William Goldstein on November 14, 2013

Also known as nearsightedness, myopia is one of the major causes of blurry vision. Whether the condition is mild, moderate, or severe; objects appear out of focus or blurry from a distance if you're suffering from myopia. The good news is that you can now get this issue corrected using the best clear lens extraction Shelby Township has to offer. In this article, we'll take a closer look at the condition, how it is caused, and how it affects you. This should be able to tell you whether or not you need to speak with your eye specialist about undergoing a clear lens extraction procedure.


Causes of myopia


Normally, nearsightedness itself is not a disease but a variation from normal vision. However, it can also occur as a result of some other condition or disease. The typical cause of myopia is a natural alteration of the shape of your eyeball. In rare cases, it may also be caused by an alteration in the lens or the cornea. Unfortunately, there aren't any effective prevention techniques for this problem yet. One of the best solutions for myopia is to get the most reliable clear lens extraction Shelby Township has to offer.


Myopia typically begins during childhood between the ages of six and twelve. The eyeballs continue growing during the teen years, so the condition may worsen further. For women, the condition starts becoming stable by the time they turn 18. In men, it is more likely that nearsightedness continues getting worse till their mid-20s.


How to tell if you have myopia


Nearsightedness means the ability to see up close, WITHOUT glasses! It is a common source of confusion, and eye care professionals will always refer to this problem as myopia. Myopic patients have eyes that are too long, or have a steep cornea curve.


To find out whether or not you require the best clear lens extraction Shelby Township has to offer, you will need to identify some of the most common symptoms. As mentioned earlier, this problem shows up in the form of blurry vision when looking at objects from a distance. This means that you may struggle to have a clear vision of words or images on T.V or billboards.


If you're living with nearsightedness, you may easily get used to the decreased quality of vision because the condition develops gradually. Try observing yourself for a few days and identify whether or not you need to squint to see objects clearer. You may also experience headaches often if you have nearsightedness. See if you need to hold books and newspapers very close to your face when reading them.


If you are experiencing any of these problems, speak with your eye-care specialist as soon as possible and find out your options. By getting the most reliable clear lens extraction Shelby Township has to offer, you should be able to get a significant improvement in your quality of vision and rid yourself of myopia.

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