Definitions for "Myopia"
is one of the most common vision disorders in the U.S. It is estimated that 25% of the general population is nearsighted. Myopia occurs when the cornea (or surface of the eye) is too steep or elongated. This causes light rays to focus in front of the retina (or back portion of the eye). Persons with myopia experience blurred or fuzzy vision at a distance, but can see well at near distances, thus the term nearsighted.
Defect in vision resulting in the inability to see objects distinctly at a distance.
Keywords:  nearsigthedness
Keywords:  nearsightedness