Miopia

Miopia

If you find that your distance vision is blurred, then you may be one of the millions of people with MYOPIA or shortsightedness. Myopia is an optical imperfection of the eye. If you have perfect sight, then as light enters the eye, it is carefully focussed by various components of the eye to form a focus on the retina. Myopia occurs because the eye is too long or when the cornea is too steep. Either way, light is focussed infront of the retina. This means that distant objects become blurred. The greater the shortsightedness, the greater the blur in the distance. Most shortsighted people see well at close distances. Treatment involves refocusing light back onto the retina. There are several options, the most common ones are spectacles and contact lenses.