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Glossary of Terms - N
Common terms to help you learn more about your eyes and vision

Near Vision

The ability to perceive objects distinctly at normal reading distance (usually about 14 inches from the eye).


Myopia (my-OH-pea-uh), or nearsightedness, is a vision condition in which distant objects appear blurred – such as roadway signs, the board at school, faces, or the television set across the room. In severe myopia, both distant and near objects are blurry. find out more about myopia