Singapore National Eye Centre 中文     Bahasa Indonesia     Tiếng Việt
Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size
Print Page Email Friend
  Appointments

MYOPIA (SHORT-SIGHTEDNESS OR NEAR-SIGHTEDNESS)

Are you experiencing blurred vision when seeing near objects? You may be having Myopia (Short-sightedness or Near-sightedness).

What is Myopia (Short-sightedness or Near-sightedness)?

Myopia (Short-sightedness or Near-sightedness) is a condition in which a person is able to see near objects well (when reading a book or working on the computer) but has difficulty seeing objects that are far away (road signs or bus numbers). Myopia occurs when the eye is unable to focus light rays accurately on the seeing part of the eye, the retina.

This is an interactive illustration demonstrating how a person's view of the Singapore scenery may be with an increase in the degree of nearsightedness.  Please use the mouse, click on the blue arrow and slide it to the right. 

What causes Myopia (Short-sightedness or Near-sightedness)?

Myopia is caused by an eyeball that is too long, causing light rays (and the image data it contains) to fall in front of the retina.

How do I correct my Myopia (Short-sightedness or Near-sightedness)?

Myopia can be corrected with concave corrective lenses such as in spectacles or contact lenses. These vision aids help to better focus the light entering the eye. Other ways to correct myopia are refractive surgery options such as LASIK, Epi-LASIK and implantable contact lens, subject to assessment for suitability.

Please visit the following relevant links :-

SNEC Laser Vision Centre
Outcome Results on LASIK Procedure
SNEC Laser Vision Centre Clinical Staff
I Want an Eye Examination / an Appointment
How the Eye Works
SNEC Smartphone Apps for Patients
Feedback

Find A Doctor
Book An Appointment
Charges
Events
Newsroom
Contact Us
Feedback
Health X-Change Portal
Quick Links