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Are Myopia and Short-sightedness the same?

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

When your child’s eyes are being checked by an optician you might hear the words myopia or short sightedness. But what is myopia and is it the same as being short sighted? The simple answer is yes.

In essence, being short sighted means that whilst you can focus on objects which are close to you, those further away look blurry. That happens when the development of your eye results in light being focused in front of the retina rather than on the retina.