Author: Eric Johnson
Date: August 9, 2022

The Signs Of Nearsightedness You Need To Know

Nearsightedness, or myopia, is a condition that causes blurry distance vision. A nearsighted person has a difficult time seeing faraway things (like the road) than things close up (like reading). Nearsightedness can cause squinting, headaches, eyestrain, and significant visual impairment if not treated with corrective lenses or surgery.


Childhood and adolescence are the most common times for nearsightedness to develop. The condition typically worsens with age until adulthood. Some people can improve their nearsightedness as they age.

How do you know if you are nearsighted?

Children could have trouble seeing what is written on whiteboards or shown on screens in the classroom. Younger children might not indicate a visual impairment, but they might exhibit the following behaviours:

  • Constantly squint
  • seem to be blind to far-off items
  • Blink frequently
  • The eyes are often rubbed

Adults with myopia could have trouble reading retail or road signs. Even though they can see perfectly in the daylight, some people may experience fuzzy vision in low light, such as when driving at night. The name of this condition is night myopia.

Hope you get the point. Now let's check the signs that you should wear glasses or contacts?

Here are five signs of nearsightedness:


In myopia, light cannot be refracted properly by the eye. A nearsighted person's retina is slightly refracted by light.

A large number of people try to address this issue unknowingly by squinting. If you squint, you can adjust how light refracts in your eye, which can help you see distant objects with greater clarity.

The majority of individuals are unaware that they squint to attempt and see more clearly. When your children get older, it's crucial to keep an eye out for squinting if you have children. Nearsightedness may be indicated by a regular squint.

Getting closer

Myopia-related eye diseases can change a  person's lifestyle, including their seating preferences, which are frequently overlooked. When watching TV or when giving a presentation, if you find yourself frequently attempting to come close to the screen or the whiteboard, it may be to make up for poor distance vision.

Observe children for this additional indicator. Myopia may be to fault if your child consistently chooses a seat at the front of the classroom.

Trouble driving at night

Some persons with slight myopia can get by without glasses or contact lenses during the day. But at night, things are different, especially if you're driving.

When you go behind the wheel after dark, you should be confident in your vision. Our EJones experts can assist you in finding the ideal pair of night time driving glasses. Some individuals even buy these specifically for this purpose.

Tired eyes

Your eyes are constantly having to work harder to view things that are far away when you are nearsighted. You can have eye fatigue, especially later in the day. In an effort to reduce this eye fatigue, some people increase their blinking or wipe their eyes.


It wears on the eyes from all the straining and strain. Your body works extra hard as it tries to correct the refractive defect that is the cause of your nearsightedness. And headaches are a common result of that.

In fact, the fact that you can't clearly see far away may be the cause of your headaches, if they are unexplained. Fortunately, a quick and easy eye test can determine whether your eyes are to blame for your chronic headaches.

As far as eye problems are concerned, nearsightedness tops the charts. Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is curable. This can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses, giving you the ability to see far away. 

At EJones Opticals in Payyanur, Kerala, our professional staff helps adults and children find the right prescription to get better vision. Contact our optical store or make the earliest available appointment online right away if you're ready to see clearly, say good-bye to headaches, and stop experiencing eye strain. 

We provide contact lenses and designer eyeglasses to correct your myopia at EJones Opticals in Payyanur, Kerala.

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