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How is myopia treated?

There are two treatment options for myopia. The first is wearing corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. These are designed to correct for the size and shape of your eye to help you see distance clearly. The other option is surgery. LASIK surgery can correct the shape of your eye, fixing any vision problems.

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How common is low myopia in the general population?
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Low myopia is a common type of refractive error that affects children and adults. The rate of incide...
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Is early adult-onset myopia related to astigmatism?
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Astigmatism is similar to myopia. It is another vision impairment that affects your ability to see t...
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What is youth onset myopia?
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Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Youth onset means that the nearsightedness started d...
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What is myopia?
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Curvature myopia affects long-distance vision. People with curvature myopia have a cornea that is cu...
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