If glasses or contact lenses are prescribed, it may take up to 2 weeks to adjust to seeing clearly with them.
Some nearsighted people may find that they are restricted from some occupations e.g. police officer or fire fighter, due to their nearsightedness.
In these cases, laser surgery may be useful for some people. Contact lenses are very helpful for correcting nearsightedness and are ideal for people with more active lifestyles.