Are you concerned that your myopia is worsening?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see distant images or objects clearly— making it difficult to see road signs, the television, or a clock on the wall.
- Myopia affects millions of children and adults, worldwide.
- Myopia affects up to 40% of people by age 17.
Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long (axial length), or the cornea and/or eye lens are too curved, relative to the length of the eyeball. A myopic eye focuses images in front of the retina, instead of directly on the retina, resulting in blurry distant vision.
Myopia can be corrected using corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses and is noted on the eye doctor’s optical prescription by a negative sign, such as -1.00 or -2.25.
Signs and symptoms of myopia
- Blurry distance vision
- Squinting when driving or watching TV
- Sitting at close proximity to the TV or computer screen
- Holding books close to the eyes
What is myopia management?
Myopia management is a treatment program to keep the level of myopia as low as possible and reduce your risk of developing a serious sight-threatening eye disease.
Myopia management has been shown to decrease myopia progression by up to 78 percent.
Myopia management can involve the use of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye drops— all scientifically proven to aid in the control of myopia progression.