Definitions for "Nearsightedness"
An eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability, such that one can see only close objects distinctly; the condition of being nearsighted. See Myopic, and Myopia.
With nearsightedness, light rays pass through the cornea and lens and converge in front of the retina, not on the retina. This makes close objects appear clear, but objects in the distance blurry.
Clinically known as "Myopia". The eye is too steep, too long, image is focused in front of the retina.