is caused by the eye being bigger than average, causing light focused in the eye to land in front of the retina
rather than on the retina
means you can see better up close than you can at far distances. Nearsightedness
results in blurred vision when the visual image is focused in front of the retina
, rather than directly on it.
For this reason, nearsightedness
often develops in children, and progresses during the growth years, requiring frequent changes in spectacles
or contact lens
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