People with myopia are able to see well for close-up tasks such as reading and computer use, but have difficulty to see distant objects clearly.
Myopia usually occurs in school age - between 8 and 12 years. Most often the diopter is growing with the growth of the child. It stabilizes and stops growing around 18-19 years of age with completion of growth of the organism. Myopia can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. Laser correction can completely eliminate nearsightedness in patients who are over the age of 18-19 years.