Myopia or Short-sightedness
- Short-sightedness or myopia occurs when light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it.
- Nearsighted people typically see well up close, but have difficulty seeing far away
- It is one of the most common refractive errors that is corrected by glasses, contact lenses and LASIK.
- Most people undergoing laser refractive surgery or LASIK, do so to eliminate or substantially reduce their short-sightedness.