Causes of Myopia
Studies have shown that there are several possible causes of myopia.
Evidence also suggests that how the eyes are used can also lead to myopia. Activities like reading, computer use, smartphone use, or focusing on one spot for long periods of time can increase the likelihood of developing myopia.
Ultimately, myopia occurs when the shape of the eyeball itself grows longer than it should, which focuses the light entering the eye before the retina and leads to blurred distant images.
Although there’s no cure for myopia, there are ways to correct it. Myopia can be diagnosed using simple tests during a comprehensive eye exam.