I am “nearsighted.” What does it mean?
The correct term for your visual condition is myopia. This is not an eye disease, but a refractive error, which means the eye does not bend light properly to see images clearly. Distant objects are blurry, while near objects are seen clearly (hence the term “nearsighted”). Myopia affects about 25% of Americans, and may be corrected with a variety of Distance Vision Correction options including: laser surgery, refractive lens exchange, contact lenses, or eyeglasses from a refractive specialist.