If you are nearsighted, meaning you can see objects up close, but blurry at a distance, you are considered to have myopia. Patients who are nearsighted have difficulty seeing far away objects such as far away signs. Myopia is one of the most common eye conditions affecting upwards of 30 percent of the world population.
If you have myopia, we offer an array of designer frames and lenses to fit all your vision correction your needs. Come check out our available brands at the Optical Boutique. If you would like to explore your options for laser vision correction, our very own Dr. Daniel Choi specializes in LASIK vision correction. Call our office today at 808-524-1010 to schedule your free consultation.
What Causes Myopia?
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, can be caused by having an eyeball that is too long, or by a cornea that is too sharply curved, or a combination of both, preventing light from reaching the retina, making distance vision a blur. Heredity is the primary cause of myopia, but long-term reading and computer use can also cause progression of Myopia.
What is Myopia?
To see clearly, light entering the front of the eye through the cornea must be focused on a single point on the retina at the back of the eyeball. These light rays are bent (refracted) by the cornea, and further bent and focused by the lens of the eye, ideally reaching the retina. Myopia (Nearsightedness) is a refractive error which causes the light to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather than on it. This makes objects at a distance appear out of focus.
How Can Nearsightedness Be Treated?
A prescription for glasses or contact lenses can help correct Myopia. Our optometrists can provide you with the right prescription for your vision correction needs. An alternative to glasses and contact lenses is refractive surgery such as LASIK. Dr. Daniel Choi at the Cataract and Vision Center of Hawaii offers refractive surgery for permanently treating Myopia.
Refractive Surgery for Myopia
LASIK, PRK, and other refractive surgeries often produce results better than 20/20. Best of all, no longer having to deal with the expenses and hassle of contact lenses and glasses. Call our office today to schedule your free LASIK consultation with Dr. Daniel Choi.