Myopia: Causes, Symptoms And Correction

Myopia is also known as nearsightedness. This is very common in people above 40 years of age.  However, the number of people affected with myopia is increasing every year. According to global research, around 25% of the population in the world has myopia. It is expected that by 2050, half of the world will be myopic. People with myopia are required to wear correction glasses so that they can the distant objects.


If you have myopia, you will realize it on your own. If you are having problems reading or seeing distant objects then you have nearsightedness. However, this will not affect your ability to see close-up objects. You can read and use your PC without any issues.

Nearsightedness can also cause headaches, eye strain and squinting. You will feel fatigued while running, driving or playing any sports.

If you are experiencing any of these signs then you should consult an eye specialist. He will check your eyes and give you the solution.

What are the causes of myopia?

If the lens or cornea of your eyes is not smoothly curved, it is unable to refract light rays

properly. This is called a refractive error. Myopia occurs when your eyeball is longer

than normal. It also happens when your cornea is curved steeply. However, there are also cases where it occurs due to the combination of both factors.

If your parents are myopic there are great chances that you will inherit it too. It typically begins at a young age. In many cases, it gets stabilized as you grow up. But if you are not lucky enough then it will continue to grow with your age.

Treatment for Myopia

The good news is that myopia can be corrected with correction lenses. With the help of double framed glasses that are prescribed to you, you can see the objects that you weren’t seeing.

Double framed glasses are easy to use. It saves you from the trouble of taking it on and off. You can get double framed polarized glasses that can work perfectly for you.

Wearing these polarized running glasses, you can run, walk, drive and do everything else comfortably. They are also available in different designs, in case fashion is important for you. Just make sure that you choose a high-index glass with anti-reflective coating.

Myopia is a common cause of impaired vision but it can be corrected with the use of double framed glasses. Consult your eye specialist and get the right glasses for yourself.


Clare Louise