Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a prevalent vision condition in today’s society. While it may seem like a straightforward issue, easily corrected by glasses or contact lenses, there are several aspects of myopia that might surprise you. In this article, we’ll delve into five intriguing facts about myopia that could reshape your understanding of this common eye disorder.
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error which affects over 1 billion people worldwide today, causing the need for visual correction in the form of spectacles, contact lenses or even eye surgery. With the global prevalence of myopia rising at an alarming rate, what issues could this pose on our quality of life, social behaviours and finances?
Myopia not only impacts the clarity of vision but also poses long-term risks to the health of the eyes as sight threatening diseases are more likely to occur. This article aims to provide a comprehensive exploration of the myopia management strategies available today, shedding light on innovative approaches and holistic practices that go beyond conventional methods.
February marks Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about one of the world’s leading causes of vision loss. By encouraging patient knowledge, promoting available rehabilitation resources and advancing research we can create a more optimistic future, where the impact of conditions such as macular degeneration can hopefully be reduced.
Myopia slowly creeps up on an individual and is only noticed once the level of myopia is pretty significant. This is especially so in very