Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Without Nearsightedness

Without Nearsightedness

With Nearsightedness

With Nearsightedness

If you can see objects nearby with no problem, but reading road signs or making out writing on the board at school is more difficult, you may be near- or shortsighted.

This condition is known as myopia, a term that comes from a Greek word meaning “closed eyes.” Myopia is not a disease, nor does it mean that you have “bad eyes.” It simply refers to a variation in the shape of your eyeball. The degree of variation determines whether or not you will need corrective eyewear.

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