Why More Children Are Nearsighted Now and What We Can Do About It

Childhood myopia (nearsightedness) is on track to reach epidemic levels in the United States and worldwide by the middle of this century. “In general, we’ve seen a trend toward increased myopia in children, along with an earlier onset, and this has been climbing for about 50 years,” says Katherine Lee, MD, PhD, president of the… Continue reading Why More Children Are Nearsighted Now and What We Can Do About It

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What Is Myopia (Nearsightedness)? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common eyesight problems. People with this condition can't focus their eyesight on far-away objects, which makes distant objects appear blurry, while close objects still appear sharp, according to Mayo Clinic. Per past research, it’s estimated that nearsightedness affects 40 percent of all people in the United States.… Continue reading What Is Myopia (Nearsightedness)? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention

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