Myopia (Short Sight)



Being able to see objects at close range, but distant and even mid range objects would be blurred.

What is Myopia?

Myopia is the technical term for short sightedness.


Myopia is the name given when the image does not reach the retina and actually falls short of it (or in front of it).
This happens when the eye is too long for the refractive and focusing power of the cornea and the lens. Light rays
bend more than they should, so they focus in front of the retina.


The optician’s prescriptions will show a minus sign before the number called ‘Sphere’ (eg -2.00D). The larger the
number, the more shortsighted the eye and the further in front of the retina the image will fall.


LASIK, LASEK, PRK, IntraLASIK, RLE. Your LaserVision consultant surgeon can expertly guide you through the
best treatments for you. Each treatment has to be personalised to achieve the best results.

Visual Myopia example:


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