Myopia, or nearsightedness, happens when the shape of eyeballs changes so that light falls in front of the retina instead of on it. In layman language, things at a distance appear blurry while your close-range vision remains unaffected.
While it’s a common problem in vision, there are thousands of myths that hamper proper medical treatment.
Let’s take a look at some of these MYTHS:
1. When you sit too close to the screen, you get Myopia
Conversely, you might be sitting close to the screen because you already have myopia. The hard time that you’re having watching your favorite show from a distance is the reason why you now sit close.
2. Eyeglasses and contact lenses increase Myopia
Eyeglasses and contact lenses are the standard tools of myopia control. They are often prescribed by your eye doctor to control nearsightedness.
3. There is nothing serious about Myopia
While nearsighted may not be a problem currently, it may lead to serious eye diseases. Myopia in children can cause complications at a later stage.
4. If a child has Myopia, nothing can be done to slow it down
Time treatment can help in myopia control. Today, there are several ways to slow down myopia progression. Ortho-K is one way to do so. Orthokeratology or Ortho-K is using specially designed contact lenses to reshape the cornea for better vision briefly.
Myopia is a common eye problem that has affected thousands of people around the world. But myopia control is possible and can be done successfully through timely expert intervention.