Myopia is simply the medical term for nearsightedness: when you can see objects that are nearby but are unable to clearly see objects at a distance. Myopia is by far the most common refractive error in the world today. It is expected that half all people alive in 2050 will have some form of the
Nearsightedness is a common vision condition that negatively affects your ability to see distant objects clearly. The medical term for nearsightedness is in fact myopia. Contrast this with presbyopia, or hyperopia, which is farsightedness – and which many more people have. The best way to remember the distinction is to align the names with being
Myopia, also referred to as nearsightedness, is a common vision problem, which affects roughly 30 percent of the U.S. population. Myopia occurs when either the eyeball axis is too long or the clear front cover of the eye (cornea) is too curved, causing light rays to bend incorrectly. As a result, distant objects appear blurry.