For example, one eye may be more nearsighted than the other eye, or one eye may be farsighted and the other eye nearsighted.
This drops to at most 40 percent when only one parent is nearsighted, and for 15 percent of myopic children, neither parent has myopia.
If you are nearsighted, (can see close-up, but not far away) your glasses will make your eyes look smaller.
While implantable lenses are increasing in popularity, there are still some nearsighted individuals out there who have no idea that there is help outside of the traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses.
For the 2 percent of the population who are extremely nearsighted, an inherently weak sclera, whose fibers are not held together tightly, causes the eye to stretch.