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Family Eye Care & Mavor Optical

Doctors Of Optometry

Dr. Craig K. Small     37 Herschel Street,  Caribou, Maine 04736  (207) 496-5111         491 Main Street  Presque Isle, Maine 04769  (207) 764-5111

Myopia (Nearsightedness)

Nearsightedness, or myopia, affects a significant number of people. 


People with myopia have difficulty seeing distant objects, but can clearly see objects that are near.  For example, a person who is nearsighted may not be able to make out highway signs until they are just a few feet away.


In nearsighted people, the eyeball is too long or the cornea has too much curvature, so the light entering the eye is not focused correctly.  Images focus in front of the retina, the light-sensitive part of the eye, rather than directly on the retina, causing blurred vision.


Myopia can be easily treated with glasses, contact lenses, and refractive surgery.