Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is when you can see things up close but have trouble seeing things that are at a further distance. You can see things that are near. People with myopia do not need glasses to read but may need them to drive or see during class. The retina of the eye captures light and images from the front of the eye and transmits them to the brain. The retina is located at the back of the eye and light is reflected to it. Myopia occurs when the distance to the retina is greater than the light can travel.This causes images to be captured in front of the retina instead of directly on the retina causing blurry vision.

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