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What is myopia (nearsightedness)?

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Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Trouble Seeing Far

Myopia occurs in many people and means you have problems seeing far away but usually don't have trouble reading or seeing things closer to you.
Typically it can't be prevented and occurs when the eye becomes a bit more oval or longer in shape. Any changes in vision should be evaluated by a doctor to be sure that it's not something more severe or dangerous. For example, diabetes can affect vision.

In brief: Trouble Seeing Far

Myopia occurs in many people and means you have problems seeing far away but usually don't have trouble reading or seeing things closer to you.
Typically it can't be prevented and occurs when the eye becomes a bit more oval or longer in shape. Any changes in vision should be evaluated by a doctor to be sure that it's not something more severe or dangerous. For example, diabetes can affect vision.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Can't see far things

Nearsightedness (myopia) is a visual acuity problem in which a person cannot see distant objects clearly, but can see near objects just fine.
His eyes are unable to clearly focus when looking at objects more than about 10 feet away. An very nearsighted person (high myopia) may be unable to see clearly objects only one or two feet away.

In brief: Can't see far things

Nearsightedness (myopia) is a visual acuity problem in which a person cannot see distant objects clearly, but can see near objects just fine.
His eyes are unable to clearly focus when looking at objects more than about 10 feet away. An very nearsighted person (high myopia) may be unable to see clearly objects only one or two feet away.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: Vision disturbance

It is caused by the images that the eye processes focusing in front of the retina.
The images are blurry, and it is hard to see in the distance, and can be hard to see clearly even up close. The solution is to wear corrective lenses, like glasses or contacts. Some people choose to have lasik surgery to improve their vision, but it not for everyone.

In brief: Vision disturbance

It is caused by the images that the eye processes focusing in front of the retina.
The images are blurry, and it is hard to see in the distance, and can be hard to see clearly even up close. The solution is to wear corrective lenses, like glasses or contacts. Some people choose to have lasik surgery to improve their vision, but it not for everyone.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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