Progressive Mypoia

Progressive Mypoia

People with the condition have a significantly increased risk of retinal detachmentand other degenerative changes in the back of the eye,including bleeding in theeye from abnormal blood vessel growth.
Progressive Myopia

Progressive Myopia

 More kids than ever before are becoming nearsighted. In fact, if current trends continue, half of the world's population will be nearsighted by the year 2050.
And when kids experience myopia progression year after year, this can cause a condition called high myopia, which increases the risk of serious eye problems such as retinal detachment, cataracts and glaucoma later in life.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

What is Myopia?

Myopia is the inability to see things clearly unless they're relatively close to your eyes. Also called nearsightedness or shortsightedness, myopia is the most common refractive error among children and young adults.

Myopia occurs when the eye grows too long from front to back, causing light to come to a focus in front of the retina instead of directly on it. Other contributing factors include a cornea that is too curved for the length of the eyeball or a lens inside the eye that is too thick.

Distant objects and your driving vision will be blurry if you have myopia, but you still will be able to see nearby objects clearly. This is why the condition is also called "near-sightedness."

 Myopia typically starts to develop during childhood and can progress gradually or rapidly. The most common symptoms of myopia are squinting, eye strain, headaches and fatigue.

Researchers aren't sure why myopia is becoming so common, but many eye doctors attribute it to eye fatigue from close-up work including reading, studying, using computers and portable electronic devices (including tablets and smartphones) and reduced time spent outdoors.

Myopia can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, which refocus light on the retina. Once nearsighted children become young adults and their vision stabilizes.

If you or your children experience the signs or symptoms of myopia, schedule a comprehensive eye examination with an eye doctor near you.

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