Short and Long Sighted
Myopia is the term used to define being shortsighted.
A myopic person has clear vision when looking at objects close to them, but distant objects will appear blurred. This is because light is focused in front of the retina and, being too far forward in the eye, things in the distance look blurred.
People typically become short-sighted as teenagers or in their twenties, with around three in 10 people in Ireland being myopic.
If you believe you may be short or longsighted, please make an appointment with the optical expert at your nearest Vision Express store.