Myopia Explained

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Posted on Thursday, March 24th, 2016 by Dr. Robert Mack

Myopia is better known as nearsightedness. It is a common type of refractive error that may lead some patients to consider having refractive surgery in Hoffman Estates. An ophthalmologist will diagnose a patient with myopia if he or she can see close objects more clearly than distant objects. Ophthalmologists frequently treat patients who have developed eye strain and headaches because of the difficulty in focusing on distant objects.

For more information about this refractive error, you can watch this video or consult your ophthalmologist. This brief video explains that myopia occurs when there is an abnormally long distance between the cornea and the retina, which causes problems with the proper focusing of the light rays on the retina.