Myopia, also known as nearsightedness or short-sightedness, is a refractive defect of the eye, where the person affected usually can see nearby objects clearly but distant objects appear blurred. The opposite of myopia is farsightedness or hyperopia.


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Myopia (Nearsightedness)
... People who are nearsighted have difficulty seeing distant objects, but can clearly see objects that are near. For example, a person who is nearsighted may not be able to make out highway signs until t...
Source: Cleveland Clinic