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Myopia

Find out what it means to be nearsighted.

Nearsightedness, or myopia in medical terms, is a refractive error where near objects are seen clearly but distant objects are blurry. This is due to the eye being too long in anatomy and having too much focusing power, which places the image in front of the retina, but not on it. This is why a person with myopia will receive a minus prescription, such as -2.00 diopters.