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Myopia/ short-sightedness directory

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

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Thumbnail: Playing outside reduces short-sightedness

Letting children play outside reduces their chance of becoming short-sighted, also known as myopia, Bristol and Cardiff researchers have found

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    Thumbnail: Eye health - Living with low vision

    Sonal Rughani is an optometrist and senior adviser at the RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People). She explains what low vision is, and how it can be managed properly.

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