What a Nearsighted Vision is all about

Posted in nearsighted | No Comments » January 19th, 2012

 If you are nearsighted, then the cornea and retina are too far apart.  There are also times when the cornea is too curved and makes the light rays from objects at a distant focus in front of the retina, making them appear blurry.  It is better to have a better grasp of the nearsighted vision to understand what this is really all about.

A person with nearsighted vision may often squint when viewing objects from afar. They could also sit very near TVs or bring books closer when reading. There may be instances when a person who is nearsighted is unaware of faraway objects. This condition is normally diagnosed during childhood, from the ages 10 to 20. The diagnosis is done through an extensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist.  A refraction test is also done during the check up to confirm myopia.

Depending on the extent of nearsightedness, some may only need glasses for watching a movie, TV or driving. Others with high nearsighted degrees may only have clear vision several inches away from their nose. Treatment for nearsightedness includes wearing of glasses, contact lens or laser products like LASIK. There are also cornea reshaping methods but results may be temporary in nature.

Curing Nearsighted Vision

Posted in nearsighted | No Comments » December 27th, 2011

 Lasik is one of the ways of curing a nearsighted vision. Nevertheless, is it a costly and risky procedure that is not guaranteed to work. Moreover, its long term effects are still unknown.  For people who are nearsighted, if Lasik is not an option, there are some eye exercises that could help in curing nearsightedness.

The idea of doing eye exercises is the same as doing other exercise. Working out the eyes is the perfect way to strengthen them.  Keep in   mind that your eyes are like muscles, it has to be used efficiently to be more effective. One easy eye exercise is the ‘shape exercise’. Focus on an object with a square is rectangular shape.  Follow the objects outline for 45 seconds or longer. Notice how the eyes begin to feel better right away. You could almost see the text on the screen much better by doing this simple exercise. If you do this exercise daily, you could restore your vision naturally.

Eye relaxation methods could rejuvenate the eyes and help you reach your goals of curing nearsightedness fast. Palming is most probably the most effective and common way of making the eyes feels better. Try to cover your right eye with your hand. Do not apply pressure to the eye but just cover it for around 20 seconds. Do the same to the left eye. You can feel the warmth of your hand relaxing the eyes. You can do this everyday, especially if your eyes are strained from computer or TV viewing.

Avoid a Nearsighted Vision

Posted in nearsighted | No Comments » December 15th, 2011

 Nearsightedness is otherwise known as Myopia.   This condition means one can focus better on things that are near like reading. However, things that are at a distance will appear blurry. How well one can see depends greatly on the extent of nearsightedness. More than 100 million in the US are nearsighted.

Fortunately, there are several ways to avoid a nearsighted vision. One of the ways is to adaptation of precautionary measures. One should observe proper learning methods when he or she is student. This means correct body posture when writing or reading something. Reading in bed should be avoided. Moreover, it is very dangerous and could create stress on the muscles of the eye which often results to a nearsighted vision problem. Furthermore, when you read while you lie in bed, you will not be able to get the right lighting.

To prevent a nearsighted vision, you should also stay healthy; eat well, particularly foods that are rich in vitamins E and C, lutein, antioxidant, dark-leafy vegetables, tomatoes and broccoli.  Cutting back on   your sugar intake also helps in improved vision. Research revealed that cutting down on sugar could benefit one’s vision and there is less risk in developing nearsightedness or myopia.

The Nearsighted Vision

Posted in nearsighted | No Comments » December 3rd, 2011

 The nearsighted vision is the most common kind of refractive error. It is also known as myopia. This condition is characterized by a person who sees things near very clearly but distant things appearing blurred. There are some things that can cause a nearsighted vision. These may include the cornea or lens being too curved or the eye itself could be too long so that light comes to a focal point before reaching the back of the eye, making it hard for the eye to focus a clear picture of a distant object.

Many nearsighted people wear either contact lenses or glasses to be able to see distant objects. Nevertheless, while contacts and glasses are effective, they are not all the time ideal. They could be broken or lost and they could be a hassle during physical activities such as those activities that need frequent switching from near to distant vision and sports. Contacts need additional care and cleaning and glasses could change the way you look.

Advanced techniques today make it easier to improve this condition permanently or eliminate or minimize the need for wearing contacts or glasses. The LASIK procedure is effective and safe for many nearsighted people and allows you to see both distant and near objects clearly. For those who are over 40, presbyopia surgery is a great option for improving vision. Cataract surgery may be the best choice for those who are over 60 and have started to develop cataracts.

Nearsighted Vision

Posted in nearsighted | No Comments » September 27th, 2011

 Nearsightedness is an eye problem that causes things at a distance to be blurred. A person with a nearsighted vision can see objects clearly when they are close but has a difficult time focusing on those that are far. Someone who is nearsighted may squint when trying to see distant things or else sit so close to the TV or bring books very near their eyes when they read. There are times when this concern causes a person to be unaware of objects that are far.

Nearsighted vision happens when the eyeball is a bit longer than normal or when cornea is steeper than the average. Mostly, nearsightedness is inherited. Nevertheless, there is evidence that suggests that intensive close-up activities like reading for long periods of time at close range or vide game playing for long hours could trigger this condition.

This condition is often detected during childhood, from the ages ten to twenty. The problem often gets worse and stabilizes in the middle to late twenties. Depending on the condition’s degree, some will only need glasses for watching a movie or driving. Others may only have clear vision just a few inches from their noses. Nearsighted conditions could be treated with glasses, contact lenses or laser methods like LASIK. Other cases include treating with corneal-shaping process, but results are often temporary in nature.

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