Primary Care



Myopia (Nearsightedness)

  • 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 

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