myopia

Young boy wearing glasses
Myopia, or near-sightedness, is a vision condition in which, without a vision correction, near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects are out of focus.
Girl with glasses in front of school bus
CAO's Position Statement on Myopia
Myopia - Public Education PowerPoint Presentation that can be used by CAO members

What is myopia?

Nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed, is a visual condition in which near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects do not come into proper focus.

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What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a normal aging change in which the crystalline lens of your eye loses its elasticity and flexibility. This results in an inability to focus on close objects.

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