What is Vision Like With Myopia?
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive disorder caused by an improperly shaped eyeball. Without the capability to correctly convey light through the eye, clear vision is impossible. Sometimes, this occurs only at certain ranges, as with myopia, which causes blurry vision while viewing more distant objects.
For your long-lasting eye health and vision, The Eye Center of Southern Indiana offers experience and state-of-the-art treatment options to help you conquer myopia and its adverse effects. To explore your options for better vision across all distances, please get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment in Bloomington, IN!
What is myopia?
Myopia, more commonly known as nearsightedness, is one of the refractive errors that plague more than 150 million Americans. These refractive errors also include hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (age-related vision loss due to a loss of flexibility in ocular tissues), and astigmatism.
For the eyes to yield proper vision, light must be bent (refracted) through numerous ocular structures, including the outer, clear protective layer known as the cornea and then the lens, before being correctly focused onto the retina at the eye's rear.
The retina is the critical ocular component that contains light-sensing cells. If the incoming light from the outside world is not focused, one's vision suffers in various ways because the signal reaching the brain cannot produce a sharp, clear image. For individuals with refractive disorders, a misshapen cornea or lens improperly bends the light entering the eye. These troubles may then result in blurry vision at separate or multiple ranges.
What is vision like with myopia?
The primary effect of myopia is that it causes blurred vision at various intermediate and extended distances. So, while nearsighted individuals may still have clear sight at short ranges, the abnormal shape of the eyeball does not allow this clarity at the farther ranges. As a result, those with myopia may often need to squint to see distant objects. Individuals may also show other signs, such as frequent blinking, rubbing their eyes, or sitting close to the TV.
Myopia generally also hinders individuals' attempts at daily tasks, such as driving, by making it impossible to read street signs. The inability to see at a distance can also negatively impact students, who may not be able to see a whiteboard, for example. Additionally, the associated eye strain and potential headaches that accompany myopia can significantly detract from the joy and comfort of daily living. Others may experience nighttime myopia, which is most profound in low-light environments.
No more myopia
Life with myopia is no fun. It disrupts one's visual capacity at range, hindering the ability to complete daily tasks and enjoy hobbies. You shouldn't struggle any longer, and you don't have to because The Eye Center of Southern Indiana is here for you! We'll formulate the best treatment plan possible so you can see the world more clearly, at all distances, and get back to your peak performance. Contact us today in Bloomington, IN to schedule a consultation.