People who have myopia (short-sightedness) have difficulty seeing distant objects and signs, but can clearly see objects that are near. In short-sighted people, the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature, so the light entering the eye is not focused correctly. Short-sightedness runs in families and usually appears in childhood. Glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery can correct short-sightedness. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about myopia/short-sightedness, including its symptoms, how it is corrected and much more.
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