Nearsightedness or myopia is a common eye condition that affects a lot of people around the world. This condition is believed to be hereditary. Some nearsighted symptoms develop among children in school-age and could also emerge later in life among adults with close-up and intense visual work.
The nearsighted symptoms include difficulty seeing objects at a distance. You may notice distant objects like street signs or highway signs that are blurry and you may squint or blink to focus on them. Severe myopia cases mean that you are unaware of these distant objects. Another symptom is eye irritation and eye strain. Nearsighted people often squint to be able to see clearly and this could lead to eyestrain which could then lead to fatigue. Playing sports, driving, working in front of the computer or reading could worsen your eyestrain.
Headaches are often a symptom of nearsightedness which is due to repeated squinting. Adults who engage in daily and intense visual work are specifically susceptible to headaches. Adolescents or school-age children may complain of regular headaches. This should be checked immediately to determine the underlying cause. If a child is nearsighted, this could be remedied early and prevent the condition to worsen in later years.