Myopia, better known as near-sightedness, is a vision condition which causes people to see closer object clearly, but objects that are farther away appear blurry. Like hyperopia, myopia is also caused by a refractive error in the eye. While hyperopia is caused by the distance between the cornea and the retina being too short, myopia is caused by this distance being too long. The condition is very common with an estimated 30% of Americans being affected.
Myopia is most commonly treated with corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) or refractive surgery.
If you suspect you may be “nearsighted” please schedule an eye exam with us today!