What is myopia?
Myopia or short-sightedness is a condition which causes distant objects to appear blurred and near objects remain clear (the picture above demonstrates -1.00DS of myopia).
A short sighted eye focuses the rays of light entering your eye in front of the retina rather than on it. A myopic eye is predisposed or encouraged by external factors to increase in length therefore increasing myopia.
Myopia is the leading cause of vision loss throughout the world and its prevalence is increasing. The higher the level of myopia, the greater the risk of developing eye conditions in adulthood.