Myopia (nearsightedness) causes a persons near vision to be clear, while distance vision is blurry. Myopic individuals often squint, may complain of headaches and may have complaints of eye strain. Myopia is often detected between the ages of 6 and 20 and often progresses as time goes on.
Light rays which are meant to reach the macula, actually converge too soon causing a blur on the macula. The light bending properties of the eye is too strong, converging light at a point before the retina. This may result from the corneal surface being too steep, or from the actual length of the eye being too long. Myopes wear either contact lenses, or glasses with minus (concave) power to weaken and diverge light rays. This pushes the focus of light rays back to the retina.. Myopia often becomes worse during the growing years. If you detect a problem with your eyes, make sure you call for an appointment today.