Myopia is a condition known as nearsightedness, where people can see objects clearly up close, but objects seem blurry at a distance. With myopia, your eye is longer than normal, so the light rays converge or come together before they reach the retina. This means the light rays aren’t focusing on the retina correctly, causing the vision problem.
The goal when correcting myopia is to flatten the cornea, which allows light rays to focus on the retina correctly and fix the problem. During the LASIK procedure, the cornea is flattened using a specialized laser.
Myopia sufferers may have difficulty reading road signs, they may squint when trying to see objects at a distance and they may experience eye strain or headaches when driving. If you experience any myopia symptoms while wearing glasses or contact lenses, it may be time for a new prescription, or to consider LASIK treatment.