Nearsightedness

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.

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