TopicWhat is Myopia How is it Treated?
Myopia can often be spotted in children because of the tendency of those kids to squint at objects.Eyesight Max So what exactly causes Myopia? To understand this, we need to understand a little about the structure of the eye.
At the back of the eye is the retina. You can think of the retina as being like a cinema screen onto which the world around you is focused. As you look around you, light from the objects you are looking at passes through the outer layer of your eye (the cornea), through the iris and lens, and finally onto the retina. As the light passes through these layers, it is bent so that the images are focused on the retina.
Myopia is a defect in the eye that causes images coming into the eye to focus in front of the retina. The result is that the image will be blurry and out of focus.
Myopia can be caused by the following:
1. The cornea (the outer surface of the eye) is too curved.
2. Your eyeball is too long.