Myopia Treatments

It's important to treat myopia for your safety and quality of life. Regular checkups are important, as people with severe myopia are also at a greater risk of detached retinas, cataracts and glaucoma.

Treatments include:

  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Surgery, including:
    • Laser vision correction (LASIK): Using a laser to correct the shape of the cornea
    • Photorefractive keratectomy: Using a laser to remove the outer layer of the eye's surface, allowing it to grow back in a more normal shape
    • Implanted lens: A synthetic corrective lens used to surgically replace the aging lens
    • Corneal ring implant: A ring inserted in the eye to correct the curve of the cornea for better close-up vision

Lifestyle treatments to prevent the worsening of myopia include:

  • Controlling chronic health conditions
  • Maintaining a healthy diet
  • Stopping smoking
  • Wearing eye protection to protect from the sun and sports injuries
  • Minimizing eyestrain