I, myself, am myopic. That means I am nearsighted, which also means I cannot see things far away. I have been wearing eyeglasses since the age of 7. Of course, back then they did not have the smaller frame choices they have today so I got stuck wearing those nasty ole’ big plastic frames. Learn more about Myopia and ways to treat it in this featured article.
Myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), and astigmatism (distorted vision) are what as know as refractive errors.
For proper eyesight, the cornea (the clear window in front of the eye) and the lens (behind the pupil) must properly focus or “refract” light onto the retina (at the back of the eye). If the length or shape of the eye is not ideal, the light may get focused too early or too late leaving a blurred image on the retina.
Myopia, or near-sightedness, is the ability to clearly see objects up close but not those at a distance.