Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

What's the Best Way to Correct Short-sightedness?

Thursday, 24 June 2010 09:01 AM

Question: What's the best way to correct short-sightedness?

Dr. Hibberd's Answer:

It is safest to correct short-sightedness, or myopia, by using contact lenses or eyeglasses. Resurfacing techniques involving laser or other procedures on the cornea may cause vision problems in some patients.

Since this is an inherited condition with no associated medical illnesses or toxicities, and it will actually become less prominent as you age, it is wiser to use nonsurgical correction. As you grow older, you may find your vision gets to the point where eyeglasses will not be needed. I would not recommend surgical correction for any patient with myopia.

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