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What is Nearsightedness?

Myopia Risk Factors

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, occurs when you can see objects clearly up close but your long-distance vision is blurry. There is a lot of research which supports the fact that myopia is hereditary.

Myopia can also be brought on by working up close too much and for long periods of time. It is a very common condition that affects around 30% of those in western countries.

Myopia Risk Factors
Myopia is often first diagnosed when a patient is a small child or in their early teens. This is because the eye is still growing and developing. A child that is experiencing nearsightedness will often squint, blink frequently, and sit very close to a television or a computer screen.

Children may also experience headaches brought on by extreme eyestrain. Left untreated, myopia can continue (and worsen) well into the early twenties. You are also at a higher risk if one or both of your parents suffer from nearsightedness.

Source:Rebuild Your Vision

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