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How common is nearsightedness?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Very
This is the condition of the eyes in which near vision is generally ok but far vision is blurry.
Also termed myopia. It is very common to a greater or lesser degree up to about 40% of the population by age 25. It is usually easily corrected with eyeglass, contact lenses, or refractive surgery like lasik.

In brief: Very
This is the condition of the eyes in which near vision is generally ok but far vision is blurry.
Also termed myopia. It is very common to a greater or lesser degree up to about 40% of the population by age 25. It is usually easily corrected with eyeglass, contact lenses, or refractive surgery like lasik.
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