A few years back my Physics professor made a joke that his myopia (i.e., nearsightedness) gave him a "superpower" that allowed him to see close objects much more clearly than someone with typical eyesight. For example, reading small fine print or tiny details on a surface. The physics made sense, as a person with myopia should have a closer near focus point.
Recently, this belief was challenged by a normal-sighted friend. I did some Google-ing and couldn't find any evidence or articles confirming or refuting this belief. All I found was a lot of anecdotal evidence.
My question is: Is this belief correct? Are there any scholarly articles or similarly trustworthy sources confirming this?