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What is early adult-onset myopia?

Myopiais the medical term for nearsightedness.Early adult-onsetmeans that the nearsightedness started during early adulthood between the ages of 20 and 40. People who have myopia have difficulty seeing things clearly at a distance, while things close are in focus. Myopia is correctable, may be mild or severe, and begins slowly or quickly.

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