Myopia is the scientific term used for nearsightedness which causes objects at a distance to appear out of focus and blur. People who suffer myopia will usually squint to focus on objects that are at a distance. Myopia is not a disease; it is caused by a change in the shape of the cornea or the lens in the eye. With EverYoung Medical Aesthetics Centre you can now consider getting the condition treated permanently and get your life back on track. One of the main symptoms of myopia is difficulty in focusing on distant objects.
A person suffering myopia can read close objects with ease, but will struggle to focus on things that are at a distance. Myopia usually occurs at a young age and most children will complain about difficulty in reading the black board. If your child too complains about this then you should get their eyes checked. Children who are nearsighted will prefer to sit closer to the TV since they can see it better. It is important to treat myopia since it causes severe headaches due to the strain.
Myopia is common between children of the age group of 6 to 12. It is important to detect the condition soon, since as your child grows, the eyeballs too expand and this condition could worsen. During the teenage, a myopic will need to change their glasses every year in order to ensure the condition doesn’t worsen. This problem usually stops getting worse by the age of 20, however, the eye will not heal on its own which means a myopic will need to wear glasses or lens all their life.
A regular ye examination will determine myopia. Parents are advised to get their child’s eyes tested from time to time to prevent high numbers.