MYOPIA

is caused by an error in the degree of refraction which results in an abnormally short sighted eye. Due to the focal point of the of the object image being in front of rather than imposed on the retina, the image a person is able to see is usually blurred as well.

MYOPIA: "Myopia is otherwise known as near-sightedness which is the result of an incorrect focal point of the eye."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MYOPIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/myopia/ (accessed August 4, 2020).
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