Stop Myopia in Its Tracks with The Eye Gallery
Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes distant objects to appear blurry. Myopia is common in the US: nearly 50% of Americans have it. Myopia occurs when the eye is longer than normal, or the cornea is curved too steeply.
The exact cause of myopia is complex, but recent studies have shown that it is becoming more common among children. It is believed that it’s likely a combination of genetics and environmental factors that lead to the development of myopia.
Myopia is easily diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. Because children’s eyes are constantly changing, it is recommended that they undergo annual eye exams, especially once they enter school.