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Myopia

Condition

Myopia

Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, is a very common refractive error. Nearsighted people see things best when they are close up but have trouble seeing things that are farther away. 

An Overview: What is Myopia?

At a Glance:

  • Nearby objects are clear, but distant objects appear blurred 
  • Occurs when the eye is longer than normal
  • Inherited condition that can become worse during teenage growth spurts
  • People with myopia are at higher risk of retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts
  • Multiple effective treatment options are available

Myopia is a common refractive error that is also known as nearsightedness. A refractive error occurs when the eye does not bend light properly. Light does not focus correctly on the retina, so images are not clear. In myopia, close objects look clear but distant objects appear blurred. 

Myopia is an eye focusing disorder, not an eye disease. It can be caused by a cornea that is too steeply curved, by an eye that is too long, or by a combination of both problems. People with mild to moderate myopia can see things clearly nearby, but people with severe myopia may only be able to see objects clearly when they are just a few inches away.

Myopia is a common refractive error among children, but many parents are unaware that myopia can worsen as children grow, impacting their learning and development. Regular eye exams can diagnose and track myopia in children so treatment can be adjusted appropriately to the child’s changing needs. 

Myopia is a common refractive error that is also known as nearsightedness. A refractive error occurs when the eye does not bend light properly. Light does not focus correctly on the retina, so images are not clear. In myopia, close objects look clear but distant objects appear blurred. 

Some of the Signs and Symptoms of Myopia Include:

  • Difficulty seeing objects far away, such as road signs or a blackboard at school
  • Eyestrain
  • Headaches
  • Squinting to see properly

Myopia Treatment and Surgeries

When myopia causes distant objects to appear blurry, any of these effective treatments can restore clear vision and make daily activities much easier. Treatments for myopia are designed to change the way that light rays are bent when they enter the eye so that they come into a point of focus precisely on the retina.

Myopia Treatments May Include:

  • Prescription glasses and contact lenses: These wearable tools compensate for the eye’s inability to focus.
  • Refractive Surgery: All-Laser-LASIK, PRK, and CLEAR are bladeless procedures that correct myopia by reshaping the cornea with a laser, giving optimal results for distance vision.
  • Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery: Replacement of the natural lens of the eye with an Intraocular Lens can correct nearsightedness. At CODET we offer the PanOptix IOL and the Light Adjustable Lens
  • ICL implantation: This treatment is best for those with high-degree myopia, patients who have thin corneas, or those who are not good candidates for refractive surgery.
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Why CODET for Myopia?

CODET Vision Institute prides itself on bringing world-class vision care for every nearsighted patient.

Experience

  • Dr. Chayet invented All-Laser-LASIK in 1995
  • CODET Vision Institute has more than 25 years of leading experience in myopia laser correction
  • IntraLASIK is the LASIK gold standard worldwide

The CODET LASIK System

  • Every patient benefits from our unique set of standards that our entire team puts into practice for optimal LASIK results: Patient Education, Patient Selection, Technology, and our doctors’ professional ethics and skills

Leaders treating high-degree Myopia

  • CODET is one of the most experienced and respected centers in the world in the use of ICLs for high degree Myopia

State-of-the-art technology

Tecnología Diagnóstica

About our Technology and Facilities

Diagnostic Equipment:

  • Anterion: most advanced examinations and measurement of the structure of the anterior segment of the eye
  • Corvis & Pentacam: most advanced diagnostics for cornea biomechanics

Laser Technology:

  • Femto LDV Z8
  • WaveLight EX500 Excimer Laser
  • The combination of these two lasers makes All-Laser-LASIK more precise and safer than ever

What is Myopia?

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INSIGHTS: A PATIENT STORY

Debbie was afraid of having LASIK until she learned about All-Laser-LASIK at CODET Vision Institute. Her vision is now 20/20 and she is ecstatic!

I've been wearing glasses and contacts my whole life, and I discovered IntraLASIK at CODET. This is world-class care, unlike anything in the U.S. I did not trust anybody with my eyes, except for them. Immediately after the surgery I could see 20/20!

Debbie Arechiga All-Laser-LASIK Seattle, WA, US

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