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Myopia (nearsightedness) is a common vision problem in which you can see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away are blurry.

The degree of your nearsightedness determines your ability to focus on distant objects. People with severe nearsightedness can see clearly only objects just a few inches away, while those with mild nearsightedness may clearly see objects several yards away.

Nearsightedness may develop gradually or rapidly, often worsening during childhood and adolescence. Nearsightedness tends to run in families.

A basic eye exam can confirm nearsightedness. You can easily correct the condition with eyeglasses or contact lenses. Another treatment option for nearsightedness is surgery.


The primarly symptom of myopia is blurry vision while looking at distant objects (10 feet and beyond). Near vision usually remains good.


This condition can be treated with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery (i.e. LASIK).
I think we should talk alittle about the surgery option here. Very brief, but about how it is determined whether someone is a candidate for surgery, and the types available. Would also recommend linking to your trusted “surgery” partner here.