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Short-sightedness, or myopia, is a very common eye condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly.
Signs and symptoms of short-sightedness
The main symptom of short-sightedness (myopia) is distant objects appearing blurred, while near objects can still be seen clearly.
Causes of short-sightedness
Short-sightedness (myopia) is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors that disrupt the normal development of the eye.
Diagnosing short-sightedness
Most cases of short-sightedness (myopia) are diagnosed by an optician during an eye test.
Treating short-sightedness
Glasses or contact lenses are the most common method of correcting short-sightedness (myopia). Laser surgery is also becoming increasingly popular.
Eye conditions associated with short-sightedness
If you have severe short-sightedness (high degree myopia), you are more likely to develop other eye disorders later in life.