Nearsightedness is a common refractive error, also known as myopia. Over 80% of the world’s population is myopic.

Myopia occurs when your eye is too long in relation to the curvature of your cornea. This causes light entering your eye to focus in front of the retina instead of precisely on the retina. If you have nearsightedness, you will have difficulty seeing things far away. People with severe myopia may only be able to see objects clearly when they are just a few inches away.

Nearsightedness can be treated with laser vision correction (LASIK, ZEISS ReLEx SMILE, or PRK), or at the intraocular level with Refractive Lens Exchange or an Intraocular Collamer Lens.

To determine the best vision correction treatment for your nearsightedness, please complete our simple form above or below to schedule your free consultation.

Chart Illustrating How Myopia Affects an Eye