Help Bring Your Child’s World Into Focus
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that makes distant objects appear blurry while nearby objects remain in focus. Myopia affects nearly 30% of Americans, making it the most common vision problem in the US.
Myopia generally first occurs in school-aged children. However, myopia is becoming more common in younger children, putting them at greater risk of developing high myopia. High myopia is associated with retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, and myopic maculopathy.
Because of these risks, research into preventing myopia is ongoing and extensive. Fortunately, there are a number of myopia control methods that are efficient at preventing myopia progression in children.