Myopia or nearsightedness is a common eye problem that causes blurred vision. When you are nearsighted objects in the distance can appear out of focus.



Myopia typically start in early childhood and change as someone continue to grow into their late teen and early twenties. This can result frequent vision changes and new eye prescriptions.

Watch for children who squint to see things in the distance like blackboard, movies, or TV.  Early detection can help with education, social and athletic activities.


Myopia is normal eye condition typically caused by normal change of the shape of the eyeball and sometimes by changes the cornea or lens of the eye.

These changes of shape result in light entering the eye to focus in front of the retina rather than directly on the retina.

Hyperopia and Myopia Visual Aide

Diagnosing Myopia and Nearsightedness

During a normal eye exam your doctor will determine if you are near sighted and to what degree to ensure you get the right prescription

Treatment Options

Eyeglasses and contacts are the most common treatment needed for nearsightedness. Typically a single vision lens is needed to correct your vision.

Surgery is also an option to reduce nearsightedness. There are several options such as LASIK and artificial lens implants. Many doctors consider 20/40 vision as a satisfactory result for such procedures. Before considering refractive surgery explore all of your options and ensure you have a healthy eyes and no other retina, cornia, or eye health concerns.

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