What is Myopia?
Myopia occurs when the shape of your eye becomes elongated over time. When this happens, light entering the eye focuses in front of your retina instead of on it. This makes it hard for you to see objects far away, but the ability to see nearby objects isn’t changed.
Managing myopia can differ from patient to patient, but there are a wide variety of options available. Glasses and contact lenses are the most common management tools to cope with myopia, but there are also surgical options available to permanently correct refractive errors. Depending on the severity of your myopia, your optometrist may recommend one or a combination of different management options.