Shortsightedness is more accurately known as myopia. With short-sight (or near-sight in the USA), vision is best at short range, hence the name – near objects such as text, print, and mobile phones are clear. The distance vision, however, is blurry making it difficult to watch television or a film, read subtitles or drive a car.
When someone suffers from short-sight (near-sight), they will require corrective lenses, either spectacles or contact lenses. Such glasses or lenses will allow the distance vision to become clear.
Laser surgery can cure short-sight once the condition is no longer progressing, and LASIK is the preferred option.
Before and After Laser Surgery
Before your appointment we need you to please:
- - Not wear your contact lenses at least 3 days before the appointment
- - We will arrange a Pentacam and Oculyzer scan at the Cape Eye Hospital
- - If you know your contact lens script, please bring it with you