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What Is Myopia: How Can You Prevent It?

Do you experience trouble looking at your TV? How about reading from a whiteboard? Are you uncomfortable reading distant highway signs while driving?

If you answered “yes” to any of those questions yet  you can still easily read a magazine up close, the chances are that you are myopic and you aren't the only one suffering from myopia! 

In recent years, it's prevalence is increasing at an alarming rate. According to AOA, the American Optometric Association, more than 40% of the American population suffers the same condition.

So, you see: it's a pretty common vision problem. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't seek treatment to correct it. But how? To correct Myopia (nearsightedness), you need to understand the symptoms, causes, and most importantly, the product you can use to ease the condition.

What Is Myopia?

Myopia is an eye condition, common among children, where people comfortably see nearby objects but find objects farther away blurry [NEI, National Eye Institute]. 

Nearsightedness generally occurs when the eyeball is far-stretched or the cornea, the outer covering of the eye, is too curved. In such a case, the light entering the eyes loses focus and makes distant objects blurry.

Symptoms

You may only have difficulties seeing distant objects. However, you can also experience these symptoms of Myopia:

  • Eye strain and headaches
  • Difficulties seeing far away objects
  • Squinting to get a clear visual of an object
  • Fatigue while driving or playing sports

How Can You Prevent Myopia?

How can you correct the condition? Is there a way to prevent it? Myopia extends beyond the nature of your eyes. Indeed, curved cornea and long eyeballs are the main culprits of Myopia. And for those underlying issues, you can undergo correction treatments such as orthokeratology or clear lens replacement surgery. You can also use glasses or contact lenses.

However, the condition is majorly a result of how you use your eyes: your lifestyle in general. 

How many hours do you work on your computer? What about reading, how long do you strain your eyes to digest an enthralling story? Or maybe your work requires you to stay up at night staring at screens!

In essence, getting Myopia treatments without reducing eye strain and focus strain might prove futile in the long run. That is not to say that you should stop reading or working. It’s your lifestyle, and you love what you do!

So, what can you do to ensure eye strain and focus strain doesn't negatively impact your Myopia treatments?

Get help with Dr. Lite doctor-recommended lamps! Our lamps are field-tested and proven to reduce eye strain, headaches, dry eyes, hyperactivity, and sleeplessness. 

In addition to protecting your eyes from harmful blue light rays, our lamps feature flicker and glare-free lighting. Using our lamps, you can feel confident doing what you love without jeopardizing the success of your Myopia treatments. Good deal – right?

Get help today!

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