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What is Long- and Short-sightedness

Long and short sightedness affects many but there are effective ways to make these eye conditions better such as a change in glasses or eye surgery. Short sightedness, also known as near sightedness – is when a person has problems focusing on objects in the distance. Symptoms of short sightedness are blurred vision with objects that are far away.



For some, being short-sighted makes driving difficult and for children, they could may have problems seeing the blackboard and participating in class. Headaches and eyes that feel tired, are a few symptoms of near sightedness. Some think that near sightedness is caused by genetics and may be more common for those who read a great deal or who use a computer most of the day.



Long sightedness is when a person has a hard time focusing on objects that are close but can’t see far away objects, clearly. Long sightedness occurs when a person’s eyes are not able to focus on light rays correctly. Objects that are close appear blurry; while far away objects look clear. Long sightedness can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or surgery. It is important to note that this kind of vision usually begins in childhood. Symptoms of long sightedness are: headaches, tired eyes, and blurred vision with close objects. It is recommended for those who have short or long sightedness to have an eye exam at least once every two years.

Other types of surgery that can correct long sightedness are: laser refractive surgery, lens replacement surgery, Phakic intraocular lenses, laser surgery and Scleral expansion surgery.

To conclude, before any kind of corrective measures is taken to improve your short-sightedness or long-sightedness, talk with you doctor about the different treatment methods available and which of the treatment methods would work best for you. Laser eye surgery or Epi Lasik may also be options that will work for you. Also Learn The Right Steps to a Fast LASIK Surgery Recovery


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