Nearsightedness (Myopia)

If you’re nearsighted, you can see clearly up close, but you may find it difficult to read street signs or see far away objects in detail. Nearsightedness (myopia) is the most common cause of poor vision, affecting more than 40% of the U.S. population. Diagnosing nearsightedness is done through an eye exam at our Indianapolis practice. Nearsightedness is the reason many people wear glasses, and one of the main reasons people come to Price Vision Group for LASIK eye surgery in Indianapolis.

If you are nearsighted and would like to explore your options for laser vision correction request a free screening or call us at 317-814-2933 to schedule an appointment.

Eye surgery patients from across the country come to Indianapolis for LASIK with our team of renowned surgeons. If you are farsighted and would like to explore your options for laser vision correction request a free screening or call us at 317-814-2933 to schedule an appointment.

What is Nearsightedness?

In order to see clearly, light entering the front of the eye through the cornea must be focused on a single point on the retina at the back of the eyeball. These light rays are bent (refracted) by the cornea, and further bent and focused by the lens of the eye, ideally reaching the target zone on the retina. Nearsightedness is a refractive error which causes the light to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather than on it. This makes objects at a distance appear out of focus.

Nearsightedness (Myopia) diagram

What Causes Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness can be caused by an eyeball that is too long, or by a cornea that is too sharply curved, or a combination of both. This prohibits the light from reaching the retina, making distance vision blurry. Although heredity is the primary cause of myopia, eye fatigue from up-close tasks like reading and using a computer may contribute to the condition.

How Can Nearsightedness Be Treated?

Optometrists can prescribe corrective lenses to treat myopia. With the right prescription, glasses or contact lenses correct the refractive error, adjusting the trajectory of light so that it focuses directly on the retina. Unfortunately, many people find corrective lenses to be impractical, uncomfortable, or cumbersome. This is why laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK are so popular.

Refractive Surgery for Nearsightedness Correction

LASIK, PRK, and other refractive surgeries often produce results that are better than 20/20, and liberate patients from the discomfort, expense, and hassle of corrective lenses.

At Price Vision Group, we feature three internationally renowned corneal specialists, who are also authorities in the field of LASIK and other ophthalmic surgeries. Our surgeons travel the world to teach their techniques to their peers, and our reputation draws patients from across the country.

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