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Myopia or Short Sightedness

•Check us out at Myopia (Greek: μυωπ?α, mu?pia, "nearsightedness"), is a refractive defect of the eye in which collimated light produces image focus in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed. Those with myopia see near objects clearly but far away objects appear blurred. With myopia, the eyeball is too long, or the cornea is too steep, so images are focused in the vitreous inside the eye rather than on the retina at the back of the eye. The opposite defect of myopia is hyperopia or "farsightedness" or "long-sightedness"—this is where the cornea is too flat or the eye is too small. Mainstream eye care professionals most commonly correct myopia through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. It may also be corrected by refractive surgery, but this does have many risks and side effects. The corrective lenses have a negative optical power (i.e. are concave) which compensates for the excessive positive diopters of the myopic eye. The Mainstream view on correction is countered by alternative theories of cause and therefore correction. The main alternative theory claims that myopia is caused by excessive near sight work. This causes the focusing muscle inside the eye to lock up into a state of near focus. Therefore the correction of myopia would be through less close work and helping the eye to do close work with the use of reading glasses
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