Eye Disease : Myopia : Nearsightedness

Definition

Nearsightedness is when the eyes focus incorrectly, making distant objects appear blurred.

Myopia is a condition of the eye where the light that comes in does not directly focus on the retina but in front of it. This causes the image that one sees when looking at a distant object to be out of focus but in focus when looking at a close object.

Symptoms

  1. Blurred vision or squinting when trying to see distant objects (children often cannot read the blackboard, but can easily read a book)
  2. Eyestrain
  3. Headaches (uncommon)

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