Nearsightedness and Farsightedness


Nearsightedness and farsightedness are two of the most common visual ailments. Both of them are vision conditions related to the distance that one can see when they are look at objects. They have the behavioral and the psychological causes of their own. This article is going to explore these two causes for each of them.


It is also known as myopia whose symptom is that the sufferers can not see objects in distance. It is represented by elongating eyeballs which is often the result of focusing on objects close up for a long time. It is common among young people who are studying in school. It is normally caused by the bad learning habits that people assume when it comes to reading and learning.

You will know why when you take a look at the posture that students take in a classroom. They are bending themselves over the book for a long time. I was one of them and didn’t realize that at all until someone took a picture of me while I was reading a book.

Another important cause is to strain our eyes. When children are forced to learn or look at things that they are not interested in, they tend to strain their eyes, trying to focus on it. Doing this for a long time will cause myopia.

Myopia can also be caused by psychological near sight. This means that they fear what is lying ahead of them and would rather not look far into the future.


Farsightedness, otherwise known as presbyopia, is a symptom where the sufferer can only see things in the distance but cannot see things close up at hand. Normally, farsightedness is closely related to age. It will affect one at his or her forties. As we age, our lenses will become solid and lose their ability to focus.

We tend to take the age for granted and rely on glasses.However, the muscles around our eyes can be trained to make it up for the hardened lenses.

Presbyopia is also related to what’ s in our mind. If one fears what is close up at hand and looks forward to what’s far away in the future, this eye ailment can occur. For example, if we kept looking at preparing for the life after retirement, but feared to deal with things at hand, it could turn up in our eyes.


When nearsightedness and farsightedness occur to us, the first thing that comes into our mind is glasses. This is what irresponsible people do because we are relying our vision on glasses and making the eyes lazy at focusing by themselves.

In stead, we can get started by change our bad habits including the wrong postures. Don’t keep the same posture for a long time. If you have looking at objects close up at hand for an hour, then you may want to look far away at the trees outside. If you have take distant look for a long time, then just grab a newspaper or book and read. Take breaks from time to time. Learn to train your eyes to relax most of the time.

As you can see, nearsightedness and farsightedness can be cured naturally by taking healthy habits of using our eyes. Now it’s your turn to put the tips into practice and finally throw your glasses away.


Source by Chas James