Tips for People Dealing with Myopia

Myopia, a term commonly known as being nearsighted, is a fairly common condition in which light that comes into your eye focuses in front of your retina, rather than on the retina, causing distant objects to appear out of focus to the individual suffering from this condition.


Of course, you know all that, so I don’t bore you with all the details. If you are currently a sufferer of myopia there are a number different things you can do in order to make your life easier, though so to give you a proper understanding of the main few below we’ve listed three of the most important things you must do to help you deal with myopia on a day to day basis, including:

Wear Contact Lenses

If you’re currently suffering from myopia (and it looks like that’s going to be the case for a very long time to come) one of the best things you can do for yourself and your condition is find yourself some prescription contact lenses that you can wear each day every day that will, in part, allow you to live a fairly normal life. It should be noted that if you’ve been a glasses wearer all your life, there is absolutely no danger wearing contact lenses can cause you, all they’re likely to do is make your day to day life easier.

Wearing lenses rather than glasses may take some time to get used to, but ultimately once you’re used to these changes you’ll fully appreciate the way wearing your contacts feels compared to constantly being lumbered with your glasses. When looking for contact lenses in Australia make sure you order from a repitible online store, as the quality of the lenses you receive is of the utmost importance. If you’re still unconvinced, give contacts a trial run, wearing them for just a couple of weeks with the promise that you can return back to your glasses if you don’t find wearing them ten times better than wearing glasses.

Don’t Actively Make Your Eyesight Worse

The idea of actively making your eyesight worse sounds like something we would ever knowingly do, whether we have myopia or not, yet the truth is so many of us are constantly spending too much time staring at computer screens, smart phones, and sometimes even the sun (one of the most foolish things you could ever do) which has an incredible detrimental effect on our eyes, dramatically reducing the vision of people with already poor eyesight over time.

There are many different little things you can do to stop yourself from actively making your eyesight worse, such as always turning a light on if it becomes dark while you’re reading (attempting to read in the dark has negative affects on your eyes), as well as not sitting too close to your television set when watching television in the evenings (better still, cut long spells spent in front of the television out of your daily routine altogether).

Consider Surgery in Serious Cases

Only in the most serious cases of myopia must you consider surgery. Though surgery is your right, and if you can pay for it then by all means go ahead with it, it’s good to keep in mind that all surgeries evolve risk, and if you only have a mild form of myopia (or you’re growing old, in which case becoming nearsighted is very common), it’s likely not worth going under the knife to correct a problem that can easily be dealt with by contact lenses and common sense.

If you choose to go ahead with surgery regardless, the three main types of laser surgery are photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK), and laser in situ keratectomy (LASIK), all of which you can find much more information on at this page, alongside a description of the likely results in the case of each surgery type.

In conclusion, if you are currently a sufferer of myopia there are a number different things you can do in order to make your life easier, including wearing contact lenses, not actively making your eyesight worse, and considering surgery in the most serious of cases.