Myopia (Nearsighted)

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Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a vision condition in which close objects are seen clearly, but objects farther away appear blurred.

Nearsightedness is a very common vision condition affecting nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population. Generally, it first occurs in school-aged children but may also develop in adults due to visual stress or health conditions such as diabetes.

Eyeglasses or contact lenses are commonly prescribed to correct nearsightedness.