WHAT IS NEARSIGHTEDNESS?
Nearsightedness occurs when the eyeball is slightly longer than usual from front to back. This causes light rays to focus at a point in front of the retina, rather than directly on its surface.
WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Nearsightedness can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, or refractive surgery such as LASIK.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT?
Myopia has been reported in over 25% of all adult Americans.