Myopia (Nearsightedness) : Causes, Symptoms and Treatments in Addis Ababa

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Eye disease is impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the organ of sight.

One of that causes of eye disses is nearsightedness (myopia), it occurs when the point of focus is in front of the retina, making distant objects appear blurry. Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common vision condition in which near objects appear clear, but objects farther away look blurry.

Visit Addis Ababa Eye Clinic to get treated quickly if you get any symptoms of myopia. 

What is myopia?

myopia contition explainedA condition in which the visual images come to a focus in front of the retina of the eye resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects: NEARSIGHTEDNESS.  Myopia is a common vision condition in which near objects appear clear, but objects farther away look blurry. It occurs when the shape of the eye — or the shape of certain parts of the eye — causes light rays to bend (refract) inaccurately.

What are the symptoms of myopia?

Nearsightedness usually develops during childhood and adolescence, and it usually becomes more stable between the ages of 20 and 40. Myopia tends to run in families.

A basic eye exam can confirm nearsightedness. You can compensate for the blurry vision with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.

Nearsightedness signs or symptoms may include:

  • Blurry vision when looking at distant objects
  • The need to squint or partially close the eyelids to see clearly
  • Headaches
  • Eyestrain

Children may have difficulty seeing things on white boards or screen projections in the classroom. Younger children might not express difficulty seeing, but they may have the following behaviors that suggest difficulty seeing:

  • Persistently squint
  • Seem unaware of distant objects
  • Blink excessively
  • Rub their eyes frequently
  • Sit close to the television

Adults with myopia may notice difficulty reading street signs or signs in a store. Some people may experience blurry vision in dim light, as with nighttime driving, even if they see clearly in daylight. This condition is called night myopia.

Causes of myopia

Nearsightedness happens when your eyeball grows too long from front to back, or when there are problems with the shape of your cornea (clear front layer of the eye) or lens (an inner part of the eye that helps the eye focus).

Causes Of myopia

  • High Myopia: It’s a more serious form of the condition, where the eyeball grows more than it is supposed to and becomes very long front to back. 
  • Degenerative myopia: Also called pathological or malignant myopia, it is a rare type you usually inherit from your parents. 


Myopia treatment options at Addis Ababa Eye Clinic

Addis Ababa eye clinic offers the suitable best treatment for your eyes. To be able to treat myopia, these are some of the techniques used.

  • Glasses,
  • Contact lenses.



Myopia is a common vision condition in which near objects appear clear, but objects farther away look blurry. It is important to visit an eye specialist if you have an eye pain, itching, or discomfort as it could be a symptoms of a serious condition. It is also medically advisable to visit the eye clinic for a cheek up to preserve and also look out for serious issues earlier before they get worse.

Looking for a treatment for nearsightedness ? Consult our Ophthalmologists in Addis Ababa to figure out what you’re going through. 

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