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Myopia (or nearsightedness) affects 20% to 30% of the population, but this eye disorder is easily corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. People who have myopia or nearsightedness have difficulty seeing distant objects, but can see objects that are near clearly. For example, a person who is nearsighted may not be able to make out highway signs until they are just a few feet away.
Alternative Names of Myopia are: Nearsightedness.
Causes of Myopia
Signs & Symptoms of Myopia
People who are nearsighted often complain of headaches, eyestrain, squinting or fatigue when driving, playing sports, or looking more than a few feet away.
Diagnosis of Myopia
Myopia can be easily diagnosed using standard eye exams given by an eye doctor.
Treatments of Myopia
Glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery can correct myopia. With myopia, your prescription for glasses or contact lens is a negative number, such as -3.00. The higher the number, the stronger your lenses will be. Refractive surgery can reduce or even eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. The most common procedures for myopia are performed with a laser, including:
Prevention of Myopia
Although nearsightedness (myopia) is easily treated, it cannot be prevented, nor can you keep it from getting worse when you have it. It often gets worse, sometimes rapidly, until the late teens or early 20s, when it usually stabilizes. Nearsightedness does not improve as you get older. Many people believe that too much close work, such as reading or sitting too close to the television, causes nearsightedness. But there was little evidence to support this belief. However, one study suggested that people in professions that involve extensive reading have higher degrees of nearsightedness. Special diets, eye exercises, and medicines will not treat or cure nearsightedness.
When to seek Medical Advice
If you have a sudden change, loss, or disturbance in your vision or you have pain in your eye or yellow or greenish discharge from your eye, see the topic Eye Problems, No injury to evaluate your symptoms. You may need immediate care. Whether you are nearsighted (myopic) or not, doctors recommend having routine eye exams throughout life (see Early Detection in the Exams and Tests section of this topic). In addition to these routine exams, call your doctor if:
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