Symptoms of Myopia

Myopia may occur suddenly or develop gradually. Most often, the onset occurs during childhood or early adolescence. It can grow worse over a long period of time.

Symptoms of myopia include:

  • Blurry vision when trying to see items at a distance
  • Eyestrain and headaches
  • Difficulty driving at night

Since myopia most often starts in childhood, it's important to recognize these symptoms in your children:

  • Squinting when looking at a distance
  • Sitting too close to a TV set or needing to move up in a classroom or theater
  • Eye rubbing
  • Excessive blinking