Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Myopia (Nearsightedness)
In order to see a clear image, when light rays enter the eye, they should be focused on the retina which is like the film on a camera. In a nearsighted or myopic eye, the light rays fall in front of the retina which results in seeing a blurry image. Typically, patients with myopia are able to see things clearly when reading. In patients with a high amount of myopia, the patient must hold material very close in order to gain focus. Common symptoms of myopia include blurred distance vision with clear near vision. By moving in closer to images far away, one’s vision typically clears up.