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View Through Normal and Nearsighted Eye

View through normal eye compared to nearsighted eye

Source: National Eye Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. Available online: http://www.nei.nih.gov

If you are nearsighted, objects in the distance appear blurry and out of focus.

Current as of: April 29, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Christopher J. Rudnisky MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology

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