According to scientists, by 2050, half of the global population will be myopic. Myopia is globally attributed to, “environmental factors.” Which results from decreased time outdoors, and increased near work activities. We need to “keep Myopia at bay” encourage your children to “go outside and play.

But are there other alternatives that would be more suitable? 

Showcase your eyes with contact lenses

Not everyone enjoys wearing glasses. It’s easy to see why, if you pardon the pun. When your eyes need severe correction, glasses can become a handicap. They offer a short window of correction, aka the glass. For those who are heavily shortsighted, this means that everything above, under or around the frame of the lenses will be blurry.

You may not realize it, but your peripheral vision could be an obstacle to wearing glasses. Instead, eye contacts offer a correction directly onto your eye, which means that the world is instantly clear. Additionally, for those who need strong correction, contacts are virtually invisible, while glasses can make your eyes go small or big, depending on the type of correction they offer. Besides, you can even find contacts that can provide extended wear so that you can sleep with them and wake up to a bright and defined world every morning. 

Glasses are right for you if:

Not everyone is comfortable touching their eyes. Unfortunately, if you can’t bring your finger to your eye, you will find it hard to wear contact lenses. Glasses are an appropriate solution for those who need multiple corrections at once: shortsightedness, astigmatism, etc.

Besides, for light correction, glasses can be elegant. They bring a geek chic element to your outfit. Additionally, doctors also believe that in the current pandemic, wearing glasses can protect you against virus spread. As such, they create a barrier in front of your eyes. 

Finally, unlike contacts, glasses are easy to remove. If you only need correction for some activities, such as reading, for instance, you can easily keep your glasses away the rest of the time. 

Should I get it fixed with laser surgery?

If you don’t like wearing either glasses or contacts, eye surgery is one of the most effective approaches to correct your eyesight. There is more than one type of surgery, so it’s a good idea to inform yourself. LASIK is successful on minor shortsighted patients, for instance. LASEK surgery is more suitable for those with a thin cornea or high risk of eye injuries. Implantable lenses tend to be used for cataract surgery, both as correction and prevention. Bioptics combines multiple techniques to treat complex correction cases. 

Keeping your eyes healthy matters 

Regardless of whether you need glasses or you prefer to go for eye surgery, you need to keep your eyes healthy. It’s important to understand that eyesight and eye health are two different things. Keeping your eyes healthy may not avoid myopia – as it could be genetics – but it can help correct it. A healthy diet is an essential part. Make it easy and enjoyable to consume the vitamins and minerals your eyes need. And remember, eye protection from blue light and the sun, can do wonders! 

In thirty years from now, half the world will need glasses. Therefore, eye health is more important than ever! So, if you need some level of correction already, you don’t need to feel ashamed about your spectacles! There’s more to eye corrections than a boring frame. Eye surgery and contact lenses are some alternatives to traditional glasses. 

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