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People who have myopia (nearsightedness) have difficulty seeing distant objects and signs, but can clearly see objects that are near. In nearsighted people, the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature, so the light entering the eye is not focused correctly. Nearsightedness runs in families and usually appears in childhood. Glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery can correct nearsightedness. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about myopia/nearsightedness, including its symptoms, how it is corrected, and much more.

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