Friday, April 09, 2021

Three corrective methods you can use to treat myopia

Three corrective methods you can use to treat myopia

Myopia, also known as short-sightedness, is one of the most common causes of vision problems worldwide. If you have difficulty seeing things at a distance, for instance, struggling to focus on driving and the TV, your optician will be able to properly test your eyes to assess whether you are short-sighted. A diagnosis of myopia no longer condemns you to ridicule and ugly prescription glasses; rather, there are a number of cute and stylish corrective methods you can choose from to suit you regardless of your taste, lifestyle, and face shape. Read on to find out more about the three corrective methods you can use to treat myopia.

1. Prescription glasses

Perhaps the simplest and most obvious way of correcting myopia is to wear prescription glasses. Don’t be put off by outdated prejudices about ugly glasses; modern styles are designed to enhance and compliment your natural beauty rather than hide it. Research eyewear trends for a fashionable look; oversized 70s style frames are popular at the minute. Most opticians allow you to try on frames to properly decide which one suits you and will help you see better and will give you a huge confidence boost at the same time. Prescription lenses are not just available for glasses either. Make sure you check out prescription sunglasses so that you are ready to deal with the bright Summer sunlight without having to compromise on the quality of your vision.

2. Contact lenses

Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses if you lead an active lifestyle – glasses can quickly get in the way if you are taking part in a high-energy workout, riding your bike, or swimming on a regular basis. In addition to this, you might simply prefer a glasses-free look. Contact lenses are a great option in both these cases as they enable you to go glasses-free while also improving your eyesight.

There are several different types of contact lenses you can choose from to suit your lifestyle. One day contact lenses are single wear disposable lenses that are a good option if you don’t wear your contact lenses every day or find it difficult to keep monthly wear contact lenses clean. For those that lead a very active lifestyle or work long hours, there is even a continuous wear contact lens available, which does not need to be removed before going to sleep.

3. Laser eye and lens surgery 

You might desire to be less dependent on glasses and contact lenses, in which case laser eye surgery might be a good option for you. It involves using lasers to reshape the cornea of your eye to enable you to focus better and therefore improve your vision. You could also opt for lens surgery, which involves your eye's myopic lens being replaced with an artificial lens, a similar process to cataracts surgery. Though both types of surgery have high success rates, bear in mind that there can be complications that require further procedures to correct. 

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