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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is severe myopia?

Also known as short sightedness. Myopia is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors - these include long periods of "near work" and greater time spent indoors.

Symptoms of severe myopia

  • Staining to see distant objects

  • Repeated dizziness / vertigo

  • Shoulder stiffness

  • Recently bought new glasses or contact lens

  • Blind spots or blind areas in vision

Questions your doctor may ask to check for severe myopia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose severe myopia

  • Have you been told that you strain your eyes when you look at faraway objects?

  • Have you ever had repeated episodes of dizziness/vertigo?

  • Do you have stiff shoulders?

  • Have you recently bought glasses or contacts lenses with new strength?

  • Do you have partial loss of vision?

Treatment for severe myopia

The most common way to correct myopia is glasses and contact lenses. Other options include laser surgery, and wearing a hard contact lens at night to correct the daytime vision temporarily.

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