Normal vision

Myopia or nearsightedness is a progressive visual disorder where objects close to you appear clearer than the ones that are distant. The problem in seeing objects at a distance is because in myopia the eye ball is too long, and the image falls in front of retina instead falling directly on retina.

Signs & Symptoms:

A myopic individual can see clearly till a certain distance, after which everything becomes blurry.


1. Family history. If one or both parents are nearsighted, the chances of their children developing the same increases.

2. Reading the book too closely or computer work increases the risk for developing myopia.

For more information, contact your ophthalmologist