Myopia or Near-sightedness is inherited. If a parent has myopia their child may get it as well. Myopia is often discovered in children when they are between ages 4 and 12 years old. During the teenage years, when the body grows rapidly, myopia may become worse. Between the ages of 20 and 40, there is usually little change. Myopia can also occur in adults. It usually stabilizes between the ages of 20-30 years old.
Children with myopia have:
These symptoms may become more obvious when children are between ages 4 and 12 years old.
The eye’s tear film, Cornea, and lens bend light so it focuses on the Retina. The Retina receives the picture formed by these light rays. It sends the picture to the brain through the optic nerve, which is actually part of the brain.
Myopia occurs when the eye is longer than normal or has a cornea that is too steep. As a result, light rays focus in front of the retina instead of on it. In this case, you see near objects clearly, but distant objects will appear blurred
The most appropriate correction for myopia depends on your eyes and your lifestyle. Discuss your lifestyle with your ophthalmologist. Together, you can decide which correction may be most effective for you.
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