The rise in cases of myopia among the populace in America is largely attributed to the altered lifestyle ushered in by the use of computers and television, though there is a genetic predisposition for the disorder of the eye.
If you have myopia, you are going to face problems like seeing traffic signs clearly or if you are a student, you might not be able to read the writing on the blackboard in the classroom. Things that are relatively closet to you, like a book you may be reading or your computer screen may be in the area you can read well.
Some people complain of a stress and others have a headache when reading. Those behind the wheels most of the time can feel fatigue and pain in the eyes while driving. This may also be a part of your life if you are in active sports like football.
If you find yourself plagued by any of these symptoms, do schedule an appointment with an ophthalmologist or an optometrist and get your glasses or contact lenses corrected.
Refractive surgery is known to have the potential to eliminate the need for glasses. The most popular form of refractive surgery is called LASIK. The cornea is given a new and completely different shape this way. This way, light entering the lens can focus on the retina in a better manner giving a better eyesight.
The condition is usually reported in case of young children, who may have a family history of myopia. It requires an immediate rectification using appropriate lenses. Myopia is found to get stable as one advances into youth and adulthood. In rare cases, it has been found to progress as one ages.