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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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Written by Shawn Moore

Dr. Moore began his career in Barrie, moved to Orillia, and purchased what is now Orillia Optometry in 2001. Dr. Moore thoroughly enjoys primary care optometry, but his areas of interest are vision therapy, concussion management, contact lenses / multifocal contact lenses, and dry eye.

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