Last Updated on Sep 24, 2014


Myopia is the inability of a person to see the distant objects clearly. It is also known as near sightedness or short sightedness.

Myopia/Short Sightedness

Myopia is a condition where a person cannot see distant objects clearly. This vision problem is experienced by almost one-third of the population. Myopia affects men and women equally. It is often discovered in school children and becomes progressively worse through adolescence and stabilizes in early adulthood.

For proper eyesight, the cornea (the clear window in front of the eye) and the lens (behind the pupil) of the eye must properly focus or ‘refract’ light onto the retina (the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye).

Myopia occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature. Therefore, the light entering the eye is not focused correctly and distant objects appear to be blurred.

The exact cause of myopia is unknown. However, the following factors can contribute to the development of myopia-

  • Heredity
  • Improper reading habits

The most common symptom of myopia is difficulty seeing distant objects like a movie or TV screen or the blackboard in school.

Myopia can be diagnosed by a simple vision test. A myopic has problem reading the Snellen eye chart.

Myopia can be corrected with the help of eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.

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indian200991 Thursday, March 11, 2010

My daughter is myopic(-1&-7.5). Should she wear glasses throughout the day or only while watching TV? When can she start wearing contacts(she is going to be 19 soon)?

littlebit Monday, January 17, 2011

she should wear her glasses right through the day or get lenses, because lenses, you dont have to take off any thing, unlike glasses

vv1201 Sunday, January 24, 2010

-5.00 -0.25 160
-5.50 -.50 10
Sir, I am a 20 year college student. My power s constantly increasing. Doctors say that power should remain constant by this time. Is there any cure for that I could be free of my specks..or any kind of surgery? Is there any problem because of this constant increase? I have no aother ailment

Kindly suggest the best possible surgical treatmnent for my eyes so that there are no furthur problems.

S.PRASAD Saturday, September 26, 2009

R -7.50 -1.00 20
L -8.00 -2.00 160

Sir, I've determined to correct the vision of both my eyes. The satus of the same is mentioned above. I'm an healthy male with no co-existing disease what-so-ever & aged 37 & half. Kindly suggest me the best possible surgical treatement for both my eyes & what can be the cost & duration of recovery.

Harkeerat19 Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I would recommend to try natural therapy at your nearest center as it has no side effects and is 100% risk free.

silva Saturday, August 15, 2009

my daughter is 12 years old she suffer from miopia diseases. Now the glases number are -7.5
my daughter cound not stay a day without of cocolat and eat very much salt before. is good for her to eat cocolat every day and do you think can be a didases that cause the miopia to my daughter. thank you

Harkeerat19 Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This is not due to any intake problem. Firstly is there a family history of poor vision? Secondly at that age the best prescribed opinion for you would be natural therapy.

samina Saturday, July 18, 2009

my son is 4yrs old..and suffering from myopia...i want to know how to correct his eye condition by any ways other than using glasses as he is not at such a age to wear glasses properly...

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