- Q What are the treatment options for low myopia?
Low myopia can be treated with prescription glasses and contacts or with refractive surgery. Prescription eye glasses and contacts use corrective lens to counteract the refraction error by focusing incoming light onto the retina. Refractive surgery uses... Full Answer
- Q How common is low myopia in the general population?
Low myopia is a common type of refractive error that affects children and adults. The rate of incidence varies between ethnic groups, with a high prevalence noted in Asian populations and adults who jobs require nearsighted work. Low myopia is common in... Full Answer
- Q Can curvature myopia be cured?
Curvature myopia can be cured with refractive surgery. Refractive surgery uses lasers or implants to correct nearsightedness. The most common type of refractive surgery is called LASIK (laser-assisted subepithelial keratomileusis), which uses a laser to... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my low myopia symptoms?
If you or your child has symptoms of low myopia, talking to your eye doctor is important. Low myopia can worsen over time if left untreated. Early diagnosis and the use of prescription glasses or contacts help to reduce the risk for more serious eye... Full Answer
- Q Can a low degree of myopia be cured?
Prescription eyeglasses and contacts can counteract the refractive error that causes low myopia symptoms. Refractive surgery is often effective in curing low myopia symptoms. LASIK surgery is one of the most common types of refractive surgery that uses... Full Answer
- Q How does illness affect low myopia?
Illness that affects ocular health can cause your low myopia to grow gradually worse. Type I diabetes that goes untreated can lead to serious eye disorders, including blindness. Myopic eyes are also more prone to develop forms of glaucoma over time. Full Answer
- Q What increases my risk for low myopia?
Myopia can be a hereditary condition, having one or two parents with myopia increases your risk. Higher income and educational levels increases your risk for myopia due to career choices that require nearsighted work. Working on computers and engaging in... Full Answer
- Q How does low myopia affect children?
Low myopia affects about 20 percent of older children and teenagers. Untreated low myopia can affect children's performance in school. Difficulty seeing the chalkboard and reading text from a distance increase the risk of your child performing poorly in... Full Answer
- Q Are there alternative treatments for low myopia?
An alternative approach to treating low myopia symptoms uses a series of corrective contact lens to treat myopia related to abnormal curvature of the cornea. Over several weeks and months, the corrective lenses flatten the cornea, which reduces the... Full Answer
- Q What should I know to care for someone with low myopia?
When caring for someone with low myopia it's important to remember that their myopia causes objects in the distance to appear blurry. Driving and other activities that require long-distance vision can be affected by their low myopia. Encourage lifestyle... Full Answer