Myopia is a widespread vision problem and is becoming more common today in people under 40. It’s more commonly known as “near-sightedness”, when objects appear clearer up close.


People who are “near-sighted” can see objects clearly when up close but things such as street signs tend to be blurry.


Most people develop myopia in childhood, as it is hereditary. However, the eyes usually stabilize early in adulthood and myopia can be corrected easily.


One of the most important things you can do is to schedule regular eye exams with your eye doctor. Even pediatricians and school screenings can miss eye problems in children. Your local eye doctor can catch certain eye problems early on, which allows you to be proactive in your eye care.


Knowing what symptoms to look for can help you receive timely and adequate care for your eyes:

  • Squinting to see things at a distance (road signs or TV)
  • Frequent headaches
  • Needing to hold items close to see them better


Comprehensive eye exams are essential to your health. Then be sure to get the right lenses that are corrective to help your vision.