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Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive eye problem. This means that it’s caused by a problem with the way that light enters and is refracted by your eyes. It’s very common, more common than any other eye condition in fact. It’s also progressive, which means that it will get worse without treatment. While it can develop at any age, it most often starts to appear during childhood when the eyes undergo a period of rapid growth.
Comprehensive eye exams should be viewed as an important part of our preventative care. Despite this, many people only visit their eye doctor when they start to experience problems with their vision or associated symptoms such as persistent headaches and dry eyes. However, by making sure that you attend regular comprehensive eye exams, not only could you prevent the onset of unpleasant, painful, and even debilitating symptoms, but you could also avoid significant and potentially permanent damage to your vision.