Occurs when the cornea is too curved or the eye is too long. This causes light to focus in front of the retina, resulting in blurry distance vision.
Corrective procedures for Nearsightedness (myopia)
- LASIK A refractive procedure that corrects your vision by reshaping the cornea according to the power of your prescription glasses, to reduce or even eliminate the need for glasses and contact lenses.
- Epi-LASIK or Advanced Surface Treatment (AST) A type of laser vision correction that involves treatment to the surface of the cornea, without creating an incision flap.
- Implantable Contact Lens Implantable lenses (ICL) are a surgical alternative to LASIK involving a unique lens that is permanently placed in the posterior chamber of the eye.
- Refractive Lens Exchange A surgery in which an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted in the eye to replace the natural lens and provide freedom from spectacles.
- Orthokeratology Ortho-k (Corneal Refractive Therapy) This non-surgical vision correction treatment uses a nighttime corrective gas permeable lens to gently reduce nearsightedness and astigmatism, and provides freedom from glasses or contacts during the day.