Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Myopia occurs when an eye is elongated or the cornea is too curved, causing light rays entering the eye to fall short of the retina, creating blurred vision.
The term ‘nearsighted’ means that you can see ‘near’ objects without correction, but objects in the distance are blurry. Myopia occurs in various degrees. The more myopic you are the more blurred objects appear in the distance, the higher your eyeglass prescription and the thicker your glasses. 95+% of all myopic cases have corrections less than -10.00 diopters and are correctable with Laser Vision Correction« Back to Glossary Index