The food we eat shows us how well we maintain ourselves. In this fast moving world we are so occupied with work that we don’t get proper time to eat. If at all, we end up eating junk food. With the recent adulterations in food products it is very difficult to judge which product is more dangerous to health. Some affect our health very badly and some doesn’t. Eyes are the important organ that helps us to see this world. However eating healthy can improve eye sight but avoiding it may reduce your eyesight in long run. Myopia is one such common refractive error were close objects appear clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. If you are suffering from this, you may be wondering if there is a cure or at least something that can be done to slow its progression so you don’t need stronger glasses year after year. But do not worry. A recent study suggests it may indeed be possible to at least control myopia by slowing its progression. Causes and risk factors In myopia, the eyeball becomes too long which prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. Most probably it is caused due to the abnormal shape of the cornea or lens. Myopia is often seen in children between 8 to 12 years of age.
Signs and Symptoms Some of the signs and symptoms are as follows:
1. Headaches 2. Squinting 3. Eyestrain 4. Difficulty in seeing far objects 5. Rubbing eyes frequently 6. Difficulty in seeing while driving, especially at night 7. Holding books very close while reading These are fewer signs and symptoms that you may look at for myopia. There are many ways through which we can treat myopia.
• Eyeglasses: This is a simple, fast and safe way to correct myopia. This includes bifocal, trifocal or reading lenses. If you are not comfortable with glasses you can also opt for contact lenses.
• Contact lenses: Contact lenses improvise your vision and provides greater comfort. They are safe and effective if used properly. Visit your eye doctor in Mumbai before using contact lenses as it might not suit everyone.
• Refractive Surgery: Refractive surgery improves the quality of your vision and reduces the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. They use a laser beam to change the shape or reshape the cornea. We hope this brief article is enough for you to make you informative!