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What is youth onset myopia?

Myopia is the medical term for nearsightedness. Youth onset means that the nearsightedness started during youth. With myopia, you have difficulty seeing things clearly at a distance, while things close up are clear. Myopia may be mild or severe, and may start slowly or quickly. It is usually correctable.

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Is late adult onset myopia serious?
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How do I prepare to see my doctor about my high myopia?
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What is the rate of incidence of early adult-onset myopia?
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