What is myopia?

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a defect in the vision usually due to the eyeball being too long. In myopia, the image focuses at a point in front of the retina, rather than directly on its surface. Therefore, the eye cannot easily adjust to see distant objects, which then appear blurred.

How is myopia treated?

Myopia can be easily corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses. However, in adulthood, when the condition has stabilized and no longer evolves, your ophthalmologist may suggest a laser procedure or phakic lenses.

When myopia is combined with a cataract or presbyopia, it can be corrected with trifocal technology. Find out more