Myopia (Nearsightedness)

A vision condition that causes blurred distance vision but near vision is often clear. Blurred distance vision is most often noticed with tasks such as seeing the whiteboard at school, watching the television, or driving. The eyeball is too long or the cornea has more curvature than needed to focus light precisely on the back of the eye. As a result, light rays focus in front of the retina instead of on it. In this case, you see near objects clearly, but distant objects will appear blurred.


  • eyestrain,
  • headaches,
  • squinting to see properly, and
  • difficulty seeing objects far away

Nearsightedness can be corrected with spectacles, contact lenses, or other refractive procedures.