Myopia

Myopia- rising problem for children and novel treatments

The rates of myopia (near-sightedness) are skyrocketing around the world. Near-sightedness is when a person’s distance vision is blurry. Myopia usually starts in elementary school and can worsen until high school. The more myopic one becomes, the closer the blur point is and the more dependent you are on wearing your glasses. Less time spent …

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A Less Myopic View of Myopia — Increasing Incidence of Myopia in our Children

A Less Myopic View of Myopia Myopia (or near-sightedness) is a condition that is very common and its incidence is on the rise, world-wide.  In fact, it is a silent epidemic that few people are talking about. The health risks are underappreciated. Fifty years ago about 25% of young adults in the United States were …

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