Myopia ("Near-Sightedness")

People who are near-sighted can see up close but cannot see in the distance.  This problem often runs in families and is more common in certain cultures.  Any age can be affected by near-sightedness, but kids will often see their prescription increase every year while they are growing.  Glasses, contact lenses, and laser eye surgery are all good options to correct near-sightedness.  On a positive note, since near-sighted people see better up close, they often have problems with presbyopia later than others, but they usually have to remove their glasses or contacts in order to see near objects.

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