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Myopia (Nearsightedness)

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Those who suffer from a condition known as myopia, or nearsightedness, generally have little trouble focusing on items up close, but they struggle to clearly see things that are at more of a distance. Many people with myopia are diagnosed during early adolescence as part of a thorough eye exam, and they often view far-away objects as particularly distorted or blurry.

Essentially, myopia occurs when the pupil in the eye is unable to refract or bend light like it is supposed to, limiting light’s ability to focus directly on the retina. Several treatment options exist for those experiencing blurred vision due to myopia, among them Lasik eye surgery, contact lenses or traditional eyeglasses.

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