Nearsightedness Treatment

Nearsightedness Treatment

What is Nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness (technically called myopia) is an eye condition where you can see nearby objects clearly, but far away objects appear fuzzy or blurry. In this article the diagnosis and treatment of nearsightedness will be discussed.

Diagnosis of Nearsightedness:

Nearsightedness can be diagnosed by eye doctors, who may perform a complete eye exam.

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Nearsightedness Treatment:

According to Western Medicine, nearsightedness can be corrected through wearing corrective lenses, having corneal refractive therapy, or even by refractive surgery.

Eyeglasses and contact lenses are corrective lenses which compensate for the curvature of your cornea or elongation of your eye. They’re designed to shift the focus of light as it enters your eye in order to improve vision clarity. The prescription strength of your glasses is based on how far you can see clearly. There are various treatment options available, such as wearing corrective lenses all the time or just for certain activities like driving.

Contact lenses generally give people a wider range of vision than glasses do. However, some patients can’t handle contact lenses because they’re too irritating to the surface of your eyes, as they sit directly on top of the cornea.

A permanent form of correction for nearsightedness is called refractive surgery. This procedure reshapes your eye’s cornea to focus light on the retina, and usually removes the need to wear contact lenses or eyeglasses.

Early treatment of myopia is often very effective. In fact, a lot of patients see definite improvement with early treatment! It may also prevent the social and academic difficulties that may accompany nearsightedness.

Nearsightedness Prevention:

There are many ways to help protect your vision from problems such as nearsightedness. Some of these include getting regular vision tests, wearing corrective lenses prescribed by your eye doctor, and wearing sunglasses with UV protection.

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You can also take breaks from detailed work like looking at screens for extended periods of time, and make sure you eat a good amount of fruits, vegetables and omega-3 fatty acids. Managing chronic health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as avoiding smoking also help protect your eyes.

Be sure to contact your eye doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your vision, such as halos or blurred vision. 

Although you cannot prevent nearsightedness from developing, according to the Mayo Clinic, some research suggests you may be able to slow its development. Following these tips to take care of your eyes may allow you to maintain good eyesight for longer.

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How Can Traditional Chinese Medicine Help?

Centre of Balance can help you treat nearsightedness by offering a natural, easy approach. Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbs, helps the organs in your body to regain their proper functions, by restoring the balance between them. This may help you treat nearsightedness without the risks and costs that go alongside the Western Medicine approach.

For example, to treat nearsightedness through Western medicine, you either need to wear contact lenses or glasses, which may be irritating and expensive.  Eye surgery may provide a good long term fix, however there is always the risk of mistakes, which may damage your eyesight permanently.  However, Chinese Medicine techniques such as acupuncture are very easy and rarely have any risks or side effects.  Chinese herbal medicine may also help, and is generally a practical option for everyone.  

If you’d like more information on how Traditional Chinese Medicine can help treat eye problems such as nearsightedness, please see our website at https://balancetcm.co.nz/eye-clinic/.

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References:

Centre of Balance Hamilton: Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine. (n.d.). Eye Clinic: What you need to know about how acupuncture may help Eye Problems! https://balancetcm.co.nz/eye-clinic/

Roth, E. (2017, March 21). Nearsightedness (Myopia). Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/nearsightedness