Eye Conditions



Eye Refraction

Myopia is the medical term used to describe nearsightedness. Myopic people have clear vision when looking at objects close to them, but distant objects will appear blurred. Light from an object that is a distant away, forms an image before it reaches the retina causing images to appear blurred. This could be because the eye is too long, or the cornea or crystalline lens is too strong.

Myopia can easily be diagnosed and corrected using prescription glasses or contact lenses specifically designed to counteract the effect. A concave lens (minus powered) is placed in front of a myopic eye, moving the image back to the retina and clarifying the image.