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Please move the slider from left to right to see the effects of Myopia.

Myopia is a very common sight affecting condition, one which impacts on millions of people's lives the world over. Myopia is the eyes inability to focus clearly on a distance and is also called near- or short-sightedness. Myopia is a refractive defect of the eye in which converged light produces image focus in front of the retina when accommodation is relaxed.

Those with myopia see nearby objects clearly but distant objects appear blurred. With myopia, the eyeball is either too long, or the cornea is too steep, so images are focused in the vitreous inside the eye rather than on the retina at the back of the eye.

Myopia is most commonly corrected through the use of corrective lenses, such as glasses or contact lenses. It may also be corrected by refractive surgery, such as LASIK. The corrective lenses have a negative optical power (i.e. are concave).

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