Dr. Beard explains what it means to be nearsighted and what myopia is in this episode of the Stone Canyon Eye Show. If your vision is blurry at far without glasses you could be nearsighted. Myopia is the same as being nearsighted. This video is part one of a 5 part course on how the eye works. Be sure to watch the other videos in the series.

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Time Stamp:

What nearsightedness or myopia is: 0:51

The risk of retinal detachment with myopia: 1:40

The genetic link to being near-sighted: 2:25

Myopia can be controlled: 2:56

How sunlight can prevent nearsightedness in kids: 3:30

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