Myopia (Short-sightedness or Near-sightedness)

Myopia is a refractive condition due to either the eyeball being too long or the cornea being too curved, resulting in the image focusing just in front of the retina. In such cases, distant objects are not seen clearly.

Myopia is the most common refractive error in Singapore affecting around 80% of the population. The prevalence of myopia in Singapore is one of the highest in the world, affecting around 20% of children aged 7 and 80% of boys by the time they enter National Service.