Glasses for myopia can be a helpful solution for this common refractive error. Also known as short-sightedness, it can be corrected effectively by wearing prescription lenses that are optimised for myopia. Refractive errors are very common and are diagnosed during a regular eye examination by your local optician.
Wearing glasses for myopia is a simple solution that can increase your visual capacity and allow you to experience sharp, clear vision throughout the day.
What is myopia?
Myopia, or short-sightedness, is a common refractive error that can occur in both adults and children. It is most common in those aged under 40, typically beginning during childhood. You have a higher risk of developing myopia if one or both of your parents are also short-sighted, this is due to the fact that genetics can influence the development of the condition.
Myopia occurs when the eyes grow slightly too long or the lens of your eye is more curved than usual, meaning that light can’t focus on the retina correctly. Instead, the light focuses just in front of the retina, which makes distant objects appear blurry.
In most cases, myopia will stabilise in early adulthood, but it can sometimes continue to progress further in later age. You will recognise that you have myopia if you have difficulty reading road signs, or seeing other distant objects with difficulty, but you can still see clearly closeup. You might also experience squinting, eye strain or headaches. This can be a sign that you need glasses for myopia.
If you’re over the age of 40 you can also begin to develop presbyopia (age-related long-sightedness). This can lead to blurred vision when looking at distant objects due to your previous myopia and also close up objects due to the effects of presbyopia.
If you have myopia you might also have another eye condition called astigmatism. It’s another common defect that occurs when the curvature of the cornea or lens is not symmetrical, or ‘uniform’.
How can glasses for myopia help?
Wearing glasses for myopia is a common and effective solution. Your local optician can determine how strong your lenses need to be in order to deliver clear vision. During your eye examination, your optometrist will measure the power of the lenses required to correct your vision.
Glasses for myopia help because they allow the light to reflect on the correct part of the retina. Glasses for myopia are often created with a concave (curved inwards) lens, which moves the focus of the light to help you see clearly.
Single vision lenses are used to correct myopia. Choosing the right glasses for myopia can depend on your individual needs, for example, if you need your glasses specifically for driving, the classroom or watching TV.
Eyezen lenses are single vision lenses that correct myopia and enhance your visual comfort throughout the day. Designed to help reduce and prevent eye strain, Eyezen glasses for myopia are created for the modern lifestyle, providing sharp vision and supporting visual efforts when using digital devices.
Eyezen glasses for myopia can reduce the occurrence of eye strain and headaches, something that you may have experienced before with previous single vision glasses. What’s more, you can also choose from a wide range of frames to express your personal style while correcting your vision effectively.
Your glasses for myopia can also incorporate light intelligent technology such as Transitions for visual comfort throughout the day. Your Eyezen glasses for myopia will adapt to changing light conditions reducing glare for comfort as well as looking great.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors or driving you should consider sunglasses for myopia. Eyezen single vision lenses with Xperio Polarised technology correct your myopia while protecting your eyes from UV light and eliminating blinding glare.