Myopia is also nearsightedness or shortsightedness, is the inability to see distant images or objects clearly.Myopia can be corrected using corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses.
What causes myopia?
Myopia is sometimes hereditary, and begins in childhood to the age of 20, and will usually plateaus.
Environmental factors or health problems may also lead to myopic changes and progression in adulthood:● Excessive near work can create a false or “pseudo” myopia. Constant near focus or stress then leads to myopia change.● Diabetes and cataract changes can lead to myopic shifts.● Night myopia, which is experienced at night, may be caused by difficulty focusing in low light.
Signs and symptoms of myopia:
● Blurry distance vision● Squinting at distance● Excessive use of electronics● Holding books close to the eyes