Can myopia be cured naturally

Visual defects and poor eyesight

What is nearsightedness (myopia)?

One speaks of myopia when the focus of the light rays that hit the eye is not exactly on the retina, but in front of it. Mostly it is because the eyeball is too long. Myopia is steadily increasing, especially among young people. During school time, more and more children are short-sighted, which is why it is also referred to as school myopia. There are many indications that visual behavior plays a bigger role than genetics: Those who look too often close and too seldom outside have an increased risk of becoming nearsighted. We therefore recommend that you make sure that your child spends at least one, preferably up to two hours a day outdoors, because daylight can reduce the growth in length of the eye.

Can myopia be treated?

Once the eyeball is too long and the eye is nearsighted, this nearsightedness can no longer be 'cured', but it can be corrected. For example with glasses or contact lenses. The latter make higher demands on hygiene, which should be strictly observed. We examine your eyes using the most modern methods and are happy to advise you on which glasses strength is right for you.

Laser eye procedures can also be considered from the age of 18 at the earliest. Are you interested in modern laser eye surgery with ReLEx SMILE or Femto-LASIK? Or do you suffer from higher ametropia where laser eye surgery is not possible? Then we would be happy to advise you on the subject of “implantable contact lenses”. By the way: if myopia is more than -3 dpt. we recommend regular retinal care.

How is farsightedness (hyperopia) expressed?

If the eyeball is too short, the focus of the light rays is behind the retina. Some children first notice farsightedness when they start school. Often it is simply because the eyes have not yet finished growing. Glasses provide a remedy and are important so that children can participate well in school. In teens, contact lenses are also an option. We recommend eye laser treatments from the age of 18 at the earliest. Far-sightedness also occurs again in adulthood. But then the lens of the eye is the cause. Read more about this under 'Presbyopia' below.

Astigmatism - what's that again?

As the name suggests, astigmatism means a cornea that is not regularly curved. This can lead to lines appearing bent or points to be perceived as small dashes. But don't worry: glasses or modern processes can compensate for these and even smaller deviations, so-called aberrations, from an optimal spherical surface. Using a corneal topography, we can create a kind of "map" of the cornea on which we can identify all deviations in order to explain all the corrective options that are suitable for you.