Myopia is commonly called nearsightedness. Objects in the far distance appear blurred, while closer objects remain clear. It generally begins to develop in the early school age years. If your parents are myopic, you will be more likely to develop myopia. Very often as time goes by myopia gets worse; that is, far distant objects become more blurred. Stated differently, the farthest distance that can be seen clearly comes closer. As myopia increases the glasses needed to correct it need to be made stronger, resulting in thicker lenses. Sometimes myopia continues to progress until you are done with school, and sometimes even longer if your work load is all close up. Good news: myopia is associated with greater intelligence; new eyeglass lenses can be made with lighter weight and thinner materials; eyeglasses may be considered a fashion accessory; advanced contact lens technology makes for an excellent contact lens wearing experience for almost anyone; remarkable refractive surgery options are available.
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