Last Updated on Sep 24, 2014

Symptoms and Diagnosis of Myopia

Blurry distant vision is the hallmark feature of myopia

Symptoms of myopia include -

  • Blurry distant vision that tends to get better with squinting.
  • Children often complain of their inability to see the blackboard but are able to read books clearly.
  • Shortsighted people often suffer from eyestrain or headache.

Diagnosis of Myopia

Myopia is diagnosed through:

  • Visual acuity test- A myopic can easily read the Jaeger eye chart i.e. the chart for near reading, but has trouble reading the Snellen eye chart i.e. the chart for testing distance vision. Eye drops are administered especially in children to relax the eye muscles and obtain the correct number during eye testing.
  • A phoropter or retinoscope is used to determine the power of the lenses that allow the clearest vision during a comprehensive eye examination.


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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