Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is the ability to see close objects clearly, but distant objects are blurry or even indistinguishable. This condition can be inherited. It usually starts in childhood and stabilizes in the late teens or early adulthood. Traditionally, corrective lenses such as eyeglasses or contact lenses have been prescribed to correct this eye condition. The latest technological advancements, such as LASIK and Clear Lens Exchange, have allowed patients to correct this eye condition and no longer need glasses or contacts.