Nearsightedness (Myopia)

Two cornea conditions can cause myopia: the cornea is curved too much, or the eye is too long. Myopia is usually discovered in children during school eye examinations and worsens over time until the child reaches adulthood. Heredity is the main cause of myopia.

Treatments for myopia are usually eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, refractive surgical corrections can also reduce or eliminate myopia.