Myopia (nearsightedness)

If you find it challenging to see distant objects clearly but can focus on nearby items, you may be experiencing symptoms of Myopia.

Myopia occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved, causing light rays to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. This results in blurred vision when looking at distant objects. Myopia is a common refractive error and can develop in childhood, worsening as individuals grow older.

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Symptoms of Myopia

Symptoms of Myopia may include squinting, headaches, eyestrain, and difficulty seeing distant objects, such as road signs or classroom boards, clearly. If you or your child are experiencing these symptoms, it's essential to visit an optometrist for a comprehensive eye examination.

At Lobb Optical, our experienced optometrists can diagnose and manage Myopia through thorough eye examinations. Using state-of-the-art technology, we assess the degree of Myopia and develop personalised treatment plans to address your specific needs.

What causes Myopia?

Myopia can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. One primary cause is the shape of the eyeball being too long or the cornea being too curved, which leads to light rays focusing in front of the retina instead of directly on it. This structural issue results in blurred distance vision characteristic of Myopia.

Additionally, certain lifestyle factors such as excessive near work, prolonged screen time, and limited outdoor activities, particularly during childhood and adolescence, can contribute to the development and progression of Myopia. While genetics play a significant role in determining an individual's susceptibility to myopia, environmental and behavioural factors also influence its onset and severity.

Slowing down and treating myopia

Treatment options for Myopia may include prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct vision and reduce blurriness when viewing distant objects. Additionally, orthokeratology (Ortho-K) lenses or corneal reshaping therapy can be considered for Myopia control, especially in children, to slow down its progression.

Lobb Optical offers a wide selection of stylish eyewear, including prescription glasses and contact lenses, to help you see clearly and comfortably. Our frame styling service ensures that your eyewear not only enhances your vision but also complements your personal style and preferences.

Furthermore, our optometrists can provide guidance on lifestyle changes and habits that may help manage Myopia, such as taking regular breaks from close-up tasks, spending time outdoors, and maintaining good posture.

Is my child at risk of developing myopia?

Children with a family history of Myopia are at a higher risk of developing the condition themselves. Additionally, factors such as spending excessive time on near work activities like reading, using digital devices, or doing close-up tasks, limited outdoor activities, and prolonged near focusing may increase the likelihood of Myopia development in children. Regular eye examinations by an optometrist can help monitor your child's vision and detect any signs of Myopia early on, allowing for timely intervention and management if needed. Encouraging outdoor play and implementing good visual hygiene practices, such as taking regular breaks from screen time and maintaining proper lighting and posture during near tasks, can also help reduce the risk of Myopia development in children.


Myopia prevention is key

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