Short-sightedness (Myopia)


Short-sightedness (myopia) occurs when the cornea is too steep or the eye is too long, causing the light entering the eye to focus in the front of the retina. The retinal image is therefore blurred.

If you are short-sighted, you will be able to see close objects clearly, but those further away will be blurred.

The condition is relatively common in the UK, affecting approximately one in five adults. It usually develops as an older child or a teenager and stabilises by the time you are twenty.

If you are not sure whether you are short-sighted, take your glasses off and hold them a few inches away from this screen: the print will look smaller through your glasses if you are shortsighted. 



Laser eye surgery for short-sightedness

Laser eye surgeons have been correcting short-sightedness with laser eye surgery for over 20 years. It is the most common refractive error and the error most often corrected with LASIK or LASEK eye surgery .

SmILE is rapidly gaining favour with short sighted patients. The No Flap, Small Incision, structural stability and lower reported dry eye symptoms are all in its favour.

To find out how laser eye surgery can help you, book a complimentary Laser Eye Surgery Consultation by calling 0114 2711564.