Dictionary.com defines myopia as:”a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused in front of the retina, objects being seen distinctly only when near to the eye; nearsightedness (opposed to hyperopia).”
Another way of describing it is by saying that the eye grows from birth to about 18 years of age, and during that time, it may become either longer than ideal, or the “power” resulting from the cornea and the lens inside the eye are too “strong” resulting in light not focusing on the retina properly.
In either case, an eye with myopia is blurry when looking far away.
Myopia is an epidemic in many parts of the world. It requires an eye care professional to guide a person with progressive myopia and assist them in what path, if any, to take to control, or slow down the rate of change as the eye grows.
The doctors listed on the MyopiaClinics.com website are specially trained, as well as genuinely interested, in myopia control.