Write scientific reason. Nearsightedness, this defect can be corrected by using spectacles with concave lens. - Science and Technology 1

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Write scientific reason.

Nearsightedness, this defect can be corrected by using spectacles with concave lens.

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  1. Nearsightedness arises due to slight elongation of the eyeball causing an increase in the distance between the eye lens and the retina or due to an increase in the curvature of the cornea and eye lens resulting in increased converging power.
  2. As a result, light from a distant object arriving at the eye-lens gets converged at a point in front of the retina.
  3. When a concave lens of suitable focal length is placed between the eye and object, due to the diverging effect of the concave lens, the image gets focussed on the retina.
    Thus, nearsightedness can be corrected by using spectacles with a concave lens.
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