What is Myopia?
Myopia occurs when light coming into the eye cannot focus properly on the retina due to the eyeball gradually elongating over time.
Myopia typically becomes more severe as a person grows older, requiring stronger lens prescriptions to provide clear vision. Severe, or high, myopia has also been linked to an increased risk of more serious eye problems, such as cataracts and detached retinas.
Symptoms of Myopia May Include…
- Blurred vision when attempting to focus on distant objects
- Needing to squint to see clearly
- Headaches (resulting from frequent eye strain)
- Difficulty seeing clearly when driving at night (in adults)
- Difficulty focusing on the board in classrooms (for school-age children)