Nearsightedness (Myopia)

If only near objects appear clearly

Either your eyeball is too long or the curvature of the cornea is too steep. The incoming light meets at some point within the eye in front of the retina. Clear sight is only possible at short distances. Distant objects appear blurry to you.

Treatment: The curvature and thereby the refractive power of your cornea is decreased through laser treatment, thus directly flattening your corneal surface and shortening the length of your eyeball indirectly. This moves the focal point of light rays to your retina.