Myopia, also called nearsightedness, is a common eye condition where objects close to you such as a book are clear but objects at a distance such as a street sign are blurry. Essentially your eyeball is just too long! So the cornea and lens do not have the ability to focus light clearly on your retina. In most cases, myopia can be corrected through the use of spectacles or contact lenses. However, it is important to get a comprehensive eye exam annually because myopia poses an increased risk of glaucoma, cataracts, retinal holes/tears and detachments.