The medical term for nearsightedness is myopia. Without proper visual correction, distance vision is blurry and out of focus. Nearsightedness is caused by an eye that is naturally too strong in refractive power and/or an eye that is larger in size than average. Myopia is often first detected in the pre-teen years and progresses slowly until the late teens or early twenties. Conventional methods of correcting nearsightedness include prescription eyewear and/or contact lenses. LASIK can be considered for appropriate candidates.
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