U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 25-year-old male asked:

Is myopia reversible?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ron Lord
Dr. Ron Lordanswered
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 16 years experience
Myopia Reversible: Myopia is correctable. Glasses, contact lenses, refractive surgery. But not reversible per say. Myopia is a basically an anatomic variation. The goal of any eye is to focus light onto the retina. In a myopic eye the eye is too long and the lens and cornea are too powerful. So light is focused in front of the retina. Lenses and surgery just change where the focal point is.
Dr. Mark Kislinger
42 years experience
Surgery can correct.: Intraocular contact lens or lasik are surgical procedures to correct myopia.
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 39 years experience
Not without surgery: Myopia, or nearsightedness is due to an anatomically long front to back length of the eye . Lasik and prk surgery can counteract the myopia, allowing for clear distance vision. Myopia does not reverse on its own.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A female asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 21-year-old member asked:
3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Last updated Apr 8, 2015

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.