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Day: September 5, 2023

Understanding Myopia: A Nearsightedness Epidemic
Health

Understanding Myopia: A Nearsightedness Epidemic

Myopia (commonly referred to as nearsightedness) affects millions of people globally and affects distant objects appearing blurry while close objects can still be seen clearly. Due to increased use of screens and lifestyle changes, especially among children, myopia has reached epidemic proportions - especially among them. We will explore what myopia symptoms are as well as its causes and possible solutions here in this article. What Is Myopia? Myopia is a refractive error caused when an eyeball or cornea (the clear front surface of the eye) are too long or curved, leading light entering to focus in front of rather than directly onto the retina, blurring distant objects while clearly seeing closer ones. Myopia often first develops during childhood years but may progressively worsen with ...