Myopia is a vision problem that is experienced by up to one third of the population. People who suffer from myopia have difficulty reading words on a blackboard or road signs but can see objects perfectly up close. Myopia can be treated through the prescription of glasses or contact lenses. Children often suffer from a progressive form of myopia which tends to get worse as they progress through childhood but it usually stabilises by the time they are in their twenties.
 
In people with myopia, the eyeball is slightly longer, from back to front, than normal. Light rays which make up the images you see, focus in front of, rather than directly on the retina, the light sensitive part of the eye. Light entering the eye is focused incorrectly, making distant objects appear blurred. Myopia is a type of refractive error in the eye.
 
Learn more  about symptoms of myopia

Latest

Trending

Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.