Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs when the cornea is too steep and/or the eye is too long. This causes light to focus in front of the retina, resulting in blurry distance vision. Myopia is a common condition that affects nearly one third of the U.S. population. The condition often worsens as the body grows, but it usually stabilizes in adulthood.