- With myopia, nearsightedness, a person sees things more clearly close up and blurred at a distance.
- The eye is longer or more curved than normal, which causes light to focus in front of the back of the eye (retina).
- This genetic tendency usually develops during childhood, but it can evolve in the 20s.
- The degree of nearsightedness usually progresses for several years; eventually, it levels out.
- Myopia is NOT considered an eye disease, rather it is a normal variation in the shape of your eye. A myopic eye is a healthy eye which focuses light slightly off target.
- Nearsightedness is corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery.
- With myopia becoming more and more prevalent during the computer/digital age, there are ways now to try to slow down the progression of myopia in children.
A myopic eye focuses images infront of the retina