What Is Myopia?
Myopia affects the ability to see clearly at a distance, hence its common name “nearsightedness”. An individual with myopia may have great vision when it comes to focusing on things close-up but has trouble focusing on objects farther away.
Myopia is one of the types of refractive error – a problem where light is not focused accurately on the retina due to the shape of the eye. With myopia, light is focused in front of the retina, creating blurry distance vision.
Myopia in children is most commonly caused by the eyes growing too quickly, or continuing to grow after the age of 10-12 when eye growth should normally stop.