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What is Myopia?

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You’ve heard us talk about myopia. But what exactly is it?

Myopia is often referred to as nearsightedness… people with this condition can usually see close objects well but struggle to see objects at a distance. Myopia is a common eye condition that can affect people at any age.

Myopia does not have to be scary, and it is easily managed with proper care from an Optometrist!

Have questions? Visit our website or give us a call to learn what myopia management options may be available for you!