Myopia is a congenital or acquired ametropia of the eye. Short-sighted people see distant objects indistinct and blurry, but easily recognize nearby objects. The number of nearsighted people is increasing worldwide. In Germany, at least one in four is short-sighted, according to estimates. Short-sightedness can be easily compensated or corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses. Myopia is rarely operated on. Myopia is measured in dioptres.
An existing nearsightedness (myopia) can be easily compensated and corrected by wearing a suitable visual aid - glasses or contact lenses.
In certain cases, there is a possibility of surgery in which the refractive power of the eye is changed (laser treatment).
Basically, there are two causes of myopia: either the eyeball is too long (axis myopia) or the refractive power of the eye lens is too high (refractive myopia). Sometimes both are true. The consequences are always the same: the eye can not focus properly. Normally, the distant rays of light produce a sharp image exactly on the retina. In myopia, on the other hand, the rays of light already unite in front of the retina, the picture is blurred.
At the end of kindergarten, most children are still sighted or slightly farsighted. Short-sightedness in children often occurs only after schooling. One speaks therefore also of a school myopia. In such cases, myopia usually starts between the ages of 8 and 15 years. The sooner it starts, the higher the values usually achieved. On the other side of the 20, myopia usually progresses much more slowly and comes to a complete standstill at the age of 30 years. In children, the course of myopia can not be predicted, just as it can not be prevented that they will be short-sighted. However, parents can reduce the likelihood of having their children spend as much outdoors as possible (see Causes of Myopia).
Basically, good eyesight is very important for the mental and physical development of a child. An uncorrected myopia is also a significant accident risk in road traffic. Therefore, myopia must be recognized early, especially in children.
The myopia treatment is already possible at a price from €4,200. Please send us your inquiry with a current x-ray image to get a detailed estimate cost.
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If you approve the chosen doctor for myopia treatment, our manager schedules the date of your arrival.
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